Moonlight Meads and Ciders are deliciously crisp and clean.  They are also excellent accompaniments for professional and aspiring mixologists.

 

The Mojo Mojito

  • 4 oz Moonlight Meadery Mojo
  • 2 oz White Rum
  • sprig of Mint

Add ice to a 8oz collins glass, add Moonlight Meadery Mojo and Rum to glass, add sprig of Mint.

 

Light & Breezy

After a winter of record snowfall and cold, it’s time to look forward to summer sun and the gentle wind.  Not dark and stormy, not a hurricane, try Moonlight’s Light & Breezy.  A tall refreshing warm weather cooler.

Light & Breezy –

  • 3 ounces Kurts’ Apple Pie 
  • 5 ounces Ginger Beer
  • A touch of fresh Lime Juice
  • Pour over ice in a tall glass
  • Garnish with lime wedge

This is a beverage to play with.  We recommend you adjust the proportions to taste.  Like it sweet?  Try Gosling’s ginger beer.  Like it spicy? Use Goya’s ginger beer.  This is the perfect summer sipper.  Just a hint – the citrus note is important.

 

Vineyard Haven Dark & Stormy

The folks of Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard decided to prohibit the sale of spirits in restaurants and bars.  No rum, no Dark & Stormy.  Not so fast, said the owner of one of Vineyard Haven’s leading restaurants.  So was born the Vineyard Haven version.

Vineyard Haven Dark & Stormy –

  • 3 ounces Admiration
  • 5 ounces Ginger Beer
  • A touch of fresh lime juice
  • Garnish with lime wedge

This beverage features the powerful flavors of Moonlight’s dark melomels.  Feel free to adjust the proportions to taste, and to experiment with assorted ginger beers.  Admiration features the unique taste of boysenberry.  Works great with Embrace also.

 

  

Downeast Kir

Based on one of France’s most famous cocktail families, Moonlight’s Downeast Kir features the uniquely New England flavor blend of strawberry rhubarb.  Combines the crispness of a chardonnay with the tartness of rhubarb and a hint of sweetness from the strawberry.  

Downeast Kir

  • 2 ounce Fling
  • 6 ounces Chardonnay

Pour Moonlight mead into wine glass, then gently add white wine.  Vary the Fling / Chardonnay ratio to taste.  This recipe works great with many Moonlight meads, and choose your favorite white wine variety.  

 

Moonlight Mead Royale

How about a champagne cocktail party?  Pour some Embrace into a champagne flute, and then gently fill with sparkling wine – whether champagne, Cava, or Prosecco.  Dry or sweet this cocktail highlights the bold black currant flavor of Embrace.

Moonlight Mead Royale

  • 2 ounces Embrace
  • Fill flute with champagne

Just a hint – try this one with Flame, the black currant / rhubarb blend is incredible.

 

Moonlight Stone Fence

The Stone Fence is America’s oldest cocktail.  Colonial America loved their rum and hard cider; that’s right, rum and apple cider.  Now advance 350 years and combine Moonlight’s “How Do You Like Them Apples” New England style apple cider with an amber rum and, WOW, just wow!  This is an opportunity to combine one of America’s most unique hard ciders from Moonlight with a prime offering from your local micro-distillery.

Moonlight Stone Fence

  • 2 ounces Amber Rum
  • 6 ounces “How Do You Like Them Apples”
  • Garnish with a sprig of rosemary

Since we’re from New England, we like to lay claim to the Stone Fence.  Folks from the south, in bourbon country, might strongly disagree.  The Stone Fence works great with bourbon, and perhaps the Irish may even lay claim.  “How Do You Like Them Apples” is a 13.3% ABV Barrel Aged Cider.

 

Moonlight Snakebite

Banned in Britain (well, not really), the Snakebite is the potent blend of cider and beer.  Another cocktail that begs for experimentation, our version combines the unique flavor of Moonlight’s “How Do You Like Them Apples” with a great Porter.  

Moonlight Snakebite

  • 6 ounces “How Do You Like Them Apples”
  • 6 ounces Porter

Half fill a 12 Belgian beer goblet with the Porter and then carefully fill with “How Do You Like Them Apples” cider.  Enjoy.  Once again we encourage you to try assorted styles of beer.  This is a very versatile cocktail.