We adore our Bliss bottles. They look great on the shelf full of delicious sparkling cherry honey and once the wine is gone the bottle is perfect for reusing.
Fresh Fruit Liqueur
A great way to reuse your Bliss bottle is to make a decadent, local liqueur with fresh fruit, Meadow Vista Honey and a neutral spirit. Enjoy a free treat, search out the Saskatoon Berries found in bushes on the side of the road throughout Kelowna. There are many ways to use these berries and one of our favourite uses that we should like to share is to make this homemade, liqueur that will be ready in time for Christmas.
- Vodka of choice
- Meadow Vista Honey
- Fresh berries ie: Saskatoons, Strawberries, Raspberries or get creative and make your own mix!
Gently wash berries and pat dry with a clean dish towel
Fill a clean empty Bliss bottle with fresh fruit to the top of the yellow diamond.
Drizzle Meadow Vista Honey onto the berries until covered.
Top up the bottle with the vodka of your choice leaving a 1/5 inches space at the top. Close and gently shake to combine the honey, berries and vodka.
Write your mix on the "My Bliss Creation" strip on the side of the bottle
Set in a cool, dry place for 4-6 months.
Mouth-watering Bliss BBQ Sauce
Another great way to reuse your empty Bliss bottles, this sauce adds a major flavour kick to your BBQ dishes.
- 1 whole onion, finely diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 smoked ancho chilies, seeded & finely chopped
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 2 tbsp coffee, finely ground
- 150ml Meadow Vista Bliss
- 100ml red wine vinegar
- 100ml molasses
- 250ml ketchup
- 1 cup Meadow Vista Honey
- 1 sprig rosemary
Sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until translucent. Add the cumin, ancho chilies, and coffee and lightly sauté. Do not allow to stick or burn
Deglaze the pan with Bliss and reduce by half
Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 30 minutes on low or until the sauce is the desired consistency.
Optional: Blend in a high speed blender to smooth, or simply enjoy the texture of the onions, garlic and chilies.
Pour into your Bliss bottle, let cool and store in the fridge. Makes 500ml.
Whats that line on the side for? Use the space to write what you reused your bottle for!