TRAPPERS CASK: Goes well with Halibut or salmon in a light sauce, poultry, pork, oysters. It is a nice accompaniment to a Caesar salad or mild curry dishes. Butternut squash or pumpkin ravioli makes for a lovely pairing. For dessert serve it with pumpkin, apple or pecan pie. Anything that a lightly oaked Chardonnay would go with would also work with Trappers Cask.
EARL GREG: Scones & cream of course for afternoon tea! Pairs well with light, sweet and subtle flavors, such as lemon poppy seed cake, strawberry short cake/pound cake, or a “stone fruit” tart (apricot, peach or plum). Brunch foods like Eggs Benedict or poached/baked fish with lemon slices. Pairs well with citrus based foods and creates a nice balance when served with slightly spicy dishes.
SEMI-SWEET MOUNTAIN BERRY: Our “original version” of this huckleberry/chokecherry Mead is also good with desserts and fruit, but like a deep red wine it can also stand up well with beef or venison at the dinner table. Using some as a marinade or basting sauce makes for a tasty gravy! This Mead can also be cooked down and used as a dipping sauce for Fruit Kabobs at a summer picnic!
SWEET MOUNTAIN BERRY: This Mead goes with any type of chocolate or chocolate dessert. It is also very tasty with plain cheesecake or on TOP of plain cheesecake. For a fun “fancy” brownie, try using this Mead in place of the water in a simple boxed brownie mix, it is divine! As an aperitif Sweet Mountain Berry Mead is a “Dessert in a glass”, nothing else needed.
HOWLING MOON: Of course anything you prefer to drink with your regular cup of coffee should go well with this Mead. Blueberry coffee cake, or anything that has blueberries as one of the main ingredients pairs especially well. Rum cake, coconut tarts and banana bread are also good pairings. Anyone who uses a coffee rub on pork or beef may enjoy this with such a meal. Anything with some citrus or chocolate would work well because of those back notes in the Jamaican coffee. From experience we know that a cup of hot chocolate with some Howling Moon Mead in it is wonderful for a cold Colorado night! It also works well by itself as an aperitif in lieu of sweets.
KIM'S CLOVE: Kim’s Clove Mead goes well with just about anything traditionally served for Christmas or Thanksgiving. Pairs very well with ham or turkey but pairs equally well with pumpkin, pecan or apple pie, spice cake with cream cheese frosting or cheesecake!
TOUCH OF GOLD: Saffron is an Eastern spice so it will pair well with any Thai or Asian foods as well as some Mediterranean/Greek/Indian dishes, such as seafood Paella or lamb kabobs. The sweetness of the honey will help to tame the spiciness of such meals. Even though it is a Mexican dessert, sopapillas will balance nicely with our Touch of Gold, especially if you drizzle them with honey! The spiciness of a good pumpkin, apple pie or even baklava would pair well with this Mead!
LUNAR LEMON: Any main dish that is made with lemon would go well with this Mead. Seafood dishes such as halibut or salmon on the bbq is amazing together! Shrimp with lemon & honey with Lunar Lemon is wonderful! This would be another PERFECT pairing with brunch foods. The citrus of the Mead will cut the cheesy, buttery richness in dishes like scalloped potatoes or omelets. This Mead, mixed with Prosecco makes for a nice Mimosa-like drink. Lunar Lemon is perfect with desserts that include lemon or other citrus. Cheesecake, angel food cake, light puddings, pineapple upside down cake, spice cake, blonde brownies and just about anything made with white chocolate!
KONA MIKALA: This Mead works as a dessert in itself, paired with sweet treats or just a nice way to end a day! An obvious pairing would be coffee cake, maybe a spiced one or one with blueberries. Chocolate & nuts would be a great pairing for this Mead for a fun “adult” milkshake mix some of this mead into your next chocolate shake!
MOON DANCE CHERRY: This Semi-Sweet cherry Mead will work well of course with any Cherry dessert but also with anything lemon. As for dinner, a roast duck would work well with this Mead. We would suggest glazing the duck with Moon Dance Cherry Mead as well! Venison would be delicious with the cherry flavor of this mead as well. For dessert, pair with Lemon cupcakes or a lemon pound cake with white icing. A spice cake with cinnamon and nutmeg or Dark chocolate desserts will all go well with this cherry Mead.
PROSPECTOR PEACH: This Peach Mead would go well with pork or poultry. Try basting the meat with some of the Mead! Pair this with any baked goods made with spices such as cinnamon, allspice or clove. A sweet peach cobbler would balance well with this “not so sweet” Mead.
TRAPPERS CASK RED: A nice big beef or venison steak would match up well with this Mead. A meaty spaghetti dinner would also be a nice pairing. Apple pie for dessert pairing.
GINGER MOON: Although it is sweet, this Mead would pair well with Spicy Asian dishes to help balance out the heat of these foods. This would go well with a lot of desserts, such as pound cake, cheesecake, or any white cake or spice cake type of dessert. This Mead is also great as an after dinner drink to settle your stomach after a heavy meal!
LADY EVA: I have an Apricot Glazed Cornish Hen recipe that this would pair well with. I can see it with my “checkered” scalloped potatoes as well. For this recipe, alternate garnet yams with Yukon gold potatoes and just follow your favorite scalloped potato recipe! Ham can be added too. A Coffee Cake with a crunchy brown sugar coating, a Pineapple Upside Down cake or a piece of Angel Food Cake with homemade whipped cream would be great with this Mead!