Mulled Mabon-Updated!

We love Mulled Mabon in the wintery months! This year, we've made some changes to the previous recipe for a new and improved Mulled Mabon experience. If you have tried our Mulled Mabon at events this year, this is the recipe you tried!

Ingredients

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  • 1 bottle of MVHW Mabon
  • 1/4 cup MVHW honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • 3 strips of orange zest (or lemon)
  • 3 oz of Brandy (optional)

Directions

On the stove or in a Crock Pot on low, combine ingredients. Warm to just below boiling (if you boil it, you'll lose the alcohol)

Serve warm in mugs, our favourite pairings are alongside pumpkin pie or your favourite fresh-baked gingerbread cookies!

For a holiday look, garnish with a cinnamon stick and curl of your choice of orange or lemon zest!

Mulled Mabon

Mulled Mabon

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle of Mabon
  • 1/4 cup Meadow Vista Honey
  • 5 cloves
  • 3 strips of orange or lemon zest
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 oz of Brandy (optional)

Directions:

On the stove or in a crockpot on warm, combine ingredients, and warm to just below boiling. 

Serve warm in mugs, our favourite pairing is alongside pumpkin pie or gingerbread cookies.

For the holidays, garnish with a cinnamon stick and a curl of either lemon or orange zest!

 

 Warm up on a chilly afternoon will a mug of Mulled Mabon!

Rubus Sangria

The beautiful colour and juicy berry flavour of Rubus makes it the perfect base for your sangria this summer! On a warm Spring afternoon, we mixed up a batch to enjoy in the sunshine. Use this recipe as a guide to create your own summer sangria creation!

Ingredients:

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  • 1 bottle Meadow Vista Honey Wines Rubus
  • 2 tbsp Meadow Vista Honey Wines Blueberry Honey
  • 2 oz Brandy
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen berries
  • Ice 

 

 

 

Method:

Pour room temperature Rubus into a pitcher and stir in honey until combined

Add 2 oz. Brandy and stir well

Add sliced oranges and frozen berries and mix.

Serve right away or leave for 2 hours to allow flavours to combine

                                                                        Serve over ice, adding fruit to garnish.

Holiday Cocktails

Meadow Vista Honey Wines are perfect for the festive season and we have created three tasty holiday beverages  for your holiday events. Bliss and Ostara are available through the BC Liquor Stores and all three are available at the Wine Shop or you can Buy Online.

Breakfast: Bliss 

Bliss, our sparkling cherry honey wine, is the new Christmas Breakfast drink in Kelowna. The light cherry flavour and bubbly finish are a perfect start to this special day with your loved ones. 

Recipe:

  • 1 bottle of Meadow Vista Honey Wines Bliss : 500ml for a duo, 1L for a family
  • Ice
  • Berries that you've frozen from the summer's harvest

Pour Bliss over ice in a glass and garnish with berries.

 

Lunch: Yuletide Rubus 

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Our blackberry honey wine Rubus get a festive twist in this cocktail, inspired by hot buttered rum.

Recipe:

  • 1 bottle of Meadow Vista Honey Wines Rubus
  • 3-4 tbsp Meadow Vista Honey (to taste)
  • 2 oz dark Rum
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Blackberries to Garnish

Pour the bottle of Rubus into a saucepan and warm on the stove. Do not let it boil. Add the cinnamon stick. Stir in honey and rum and allow flavours to meld. Pour Yuletide Rubus into jelly jars and garnish with frozen blackberries, saved from the summer.

 

Dinner: Ostara Martini

This martini, featuring Ostara, our pyment style honey wine, is the perfect sip before or after dinner.

Recipe:

  • 2 oz Meadow Vista Honey Wines Ostara
  • 2 oz Premium Vodka, we suggest the Vodka from Okanagan Spirits
  • Ice
  • Frozen Blackberries for Garnish

Pour Ostara and Vodka over ice into a shaker. Shake until well blended and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with frozen blackberries or frozen grapes.

Bliss Bottle Reuse Recipes

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

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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.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka of choice
  • Meadow Vista Honey
  • Fresh berries ie: Saskatoons, Strawberries, Raspberries or get creative and make your own mix!

Method:

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. 

Ready to go into the cupboard until Christmas

Ready to go into the cupboard until Christmas

 

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.

Ingredients:

Delicious with meats, fish and veggies!

Delicious with meats, fish and veggies!

  • 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

Method:

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.


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Whats that line on the side for? Use the space to write what you reused your bottle for!


Bliss Sangria

To start off the summer right (and celebrate the solstice) we created this fantastic Sangria using our sparkling cherry wine Bliss and Sea Buckhorn liquor from Okanagan Spirits along with fresh mint and strawberries from our garden. This cocktail is light and refreshing, perfect for a hot summers day and we love that is is all local ingredients. 

Sea buckthorn is well-known for its health benefits. It has four times the amount of Vitamin C than any other fruit or vegetable as well as Omega-3, 6, 9 fatty acid content. Sea buckthorn also contains vitamin E and pro-vitamin A.

 

Ingredients:

  • Meadow Vista Bliss
  • Okanagan Spirits Sea Buckthorn Liqueur
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Ice cubes

Method:

Put ice, cut strawberries and mint leaves in a glass. Measure 1 ounce of Sea Buckthorn Liqueur and add to glass. Top off with Bliss and enjoy!

A Warm Holiday Cocktail Recipe

Sparkling Mabon

Warm Sparkling Mabon With Apple Slices  

Warm Sparkling Mabon With Apple Slices
 

Warm your soul and melt away winter's chill with this warm sparkling Mabon recipe.

prep: 5 mins  total time: 10 mins           servings: 4-6

Ingredients:

 

Directions

 Gently warm 2 cups of Mabon in a pot on your stove top (A wood burning stove works too!) and be careful not to boil.

Thinly slice 1/2 an apple and create your favorite shapes.

Add the apple slices to your pot of Mabon.

Let the apples simmer for 5 mins.

Ladle into a glass mug and enjoy! 

Serve with gingerbread cookies (Optional)

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