Hot Buttered Rumrunner
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground allspice
2 whole cloves
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp unsalted butterHeat cider on low heat until cider is hot but not boiling, add spices, stir and allow to steep for at least 30 minutes (best if allowed to steep for several hours). Add butter, stir to melt, serve in heatproof mugs. Perfect on a grey day! Makes 4 servings.
Hot Wassail Toddy
1/4 Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Firewood Honey
3 dashes Cinnamon Bitters
5 oz Wassail
Warm up Wassail in a pot, add vanilla and honey, take off heat and add bitters and orange juice.
2 drops Almond Extract
1/4 oz Lemon Juice
Top w/Flagship/Kings & Spies -can use either one of these ciders.
4 dashes Orange Oil
Build over ice then stir gently with bar spoon. Garnish with orange curl (*optional sugar rim).
1/4 oz Cyser
1/4 oz Lemon juice
Top w/Pippins Cider
Build Pippins, Cyser, and Lemon Juice then top with a splash of grenadine or cordial of choice. Garnish with lemon slice.
1 oz Phillips Ginger Beer
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
1 Dash Orange Bitters
Top w/Flagship/Pippins/Kings&Spies -can be any of these ciders
Build on ice, mix gently with bar spoon. Garnish with mint that’s been “woken up”.
5 oz Rumrunner
1 Lime Wedge
3 oz Pineapple Juice
3 Dashes Grapefruit Bitters
Muddle Lime Wedge and Bitters, then add ice. Pour in Rumrunner and top with Pineapple Juice. Garnish with Lime Slice.
Wild Cyser Toddy
This is our twist on a traditional mulled cider, perhaps not for the faint of heart. A hot, mulled cider drink The Wild Cyser Toddy is best enjoyed on a gloomy day, and will warm you from your toes to your nose.
250 ml Wild English
15 ml Cyser
1 tsp brown sugar
1-inch piece ginger, peeled & chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat, careful to not bring the mixture to a boil. When sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot, strain into a heat-proof mug and serve. Makes 1 serving.
Cordova Crush Cocktail
15 ml Cyser
30 ml Blackberry Cordial
90 ml Kings & Spies, chilled
Pour ingredients into a cocktail glass, stir gently. Garnish with a whole blackberry. Makes 1 serving.
Lavender Bluff Cocktail
250 ml boiling water
5 tsp Sea Cider Lavender Black Tea
15 ml Cyser
Honey to taste
Bring water to a full rolling boil. Pour tea over water, allow to steep for 5 minutes. Strain tea, add Cyser & honey. Pour into a tumbler over ice, garnish with a sprig of lavender. Makes 1 serving.
750 ml (one bottle) Kings & Spies, chilled
100 ml Cyser
half pint summer berries
In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients. Serve over ice, perfect on a hot day! For a beverage the whole family can enjoy, use Temperance (Sea Cider’s sparkling apple juice) in place of Kings & Spies, and omit Cyser. Makes 1 litre.
250 ml boiling water
5 tsp. Silk Road Spicy Mandarin TeaGently heat Rumrunner on stovetop at medium heat (careful to not overheat). In a kettle or other saucepan, bring water to a full rolling boil. Pour boiling water over 5 tsp. of Spicy Mandarin tea and steep for 5 minutes. Strain tea, and combine with heated Rumrunner. Serve in heatproof mugs or brandy snifters. Makes 4 servings.
dash of bitters
120 ml Starling Lane “Celebration” brut sparkling wine, chilled
Add bitters, eau de vie, and Pomona to the glass before adding the sparkling wine. Serve in a champagne flute. Makes 1 serving.
*To make rhubarb coulis, mix certified organic cane sugar, local honey, diced rhubarb, and water. Heat in pot until cooked then strain to remove rhubarb fibers
Pour clam juice, tomato juice, Wild English, and Worcestershire sauce in glass over ice. Add pickled bean for garnish and serve!
4 cups boiling water
2 tbsp. Silk Road Peach Paradise Tea
Wes Galloway’s Pommeau Cocktail
Devised by Wes Galloway, Bartender at Black Beans Steakhouse & Lounge in Port Hope, Ontario.
5 drops Cinnamon Tincture
Cider & Peach Glaze
1 cup peach preserve
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/4 cup cider (try Flagship or Kings & Spies)
Combine all ingredients in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring well. Allow the mixture to reduce, 5-10 minutes. Use a pastry brush to apply generously over a ham just prior to oven roasting. Glaze 2-3 more times during the roasting process. Serve extra glaze on the side. Feeling spicy? Try adding a generous pinch of chili flakes!