Debbie’s Fall Picks
Propeller Galaxy IPA
Propeller Galaxy is a New England style IPA with a hazy appearance, a smooth body and less perceived bitterness than typical IPAs. It is huge on hop aromas with rich pineapple, tropical citrus and mango.
The Kraken Spiced Rum
The Kraken is a Caribbean black spiced rum distilled using naturally sweet molasses from locally grown sugar cane.
There are over 11 different spices used in the blend including ginger, clove and cinnamon. The Kraken is strong, rich and spicy. Cloves, plum preserves and cinnamon are revealed on the nose. Hints of chocolate, molasses and vanilla show on the palate. The finish is smooth and lingering.
This Dark rich rum is ideal with dishes containing ginger, pepper and sweet spice. Try it with BBQ meats, Jerk Chicken or flambé desserts featuring bananas.
Unleash the Kraken at any Halloween party! This spiced rum is ideal for making a variety of drinks from a Dark and Stormy, Black Magic Mojito or to finish the night with a Spooky Spiced Rum Coffee.
Black Magic Mojito: Debbie’s Cocktail Recipe
- 2oz Kraken Spiced Rum
- 8 Mint Leaves
- ½ Lime cut into 4 wedges
- 1-2 Tbsp sugar (to taste)
- Soda Water
- In a sturdy glass add the mint leaves and 2 lime wedges.
- Muddle to release the oils.
- Add sugar & remaining lime; muddle ingredients (do not strain).
- Fill glass with ice.
- Add Rum top with soda.
- Garnish with lime wedge and sprig of mint.
Gahan Vic Park Pale Ale
Gahan Vic Park is a medium bodied American Pale Ale that is balanced and hoppy. It shows lots of personality with aromas of grapefruit, pine and light malty breadiness on the nose. The palate is clean and bright with bursts of refreshing tropical fruit and a light bitterness on the finish. The aromatic hops and citrus components are well matched with pizza, Mexican food and subtly fruity cheddars.
Double Hill Nomad Cider
During the fall season show some Island love to the Caledonia based Double Hill Cidery. The Double Nomad is a terroir driven cider which truly reflects the unique soils and growing conditions of Prince Edward Island. The cider is crafted with wild apples that were “collected from the hedgerows and forest edges of the fields of eastern PEI.” The Nomad is a warm, golden colored cider with bold apricot and apple flavors with a balanced spicy finish.
Enhance a harvest inspired brunch with the Double Hill Nomad Cider. Hard cider is well suited to pair with a variety of sweet and spicy dishes that are typically served at brunch.
Riverdale Orchard 2 Scots 3 Apples
Leaves will soon be changing and temperatures will begin to drop indicating it’s time to toast the end of summer season. Celebrate the Island harvest with a glass of Riverdale Orchard 2 Scots 3 Apples .This award winning cider is produced amongst 45 acres of rolling hills in Riverdale, Prince Edward Island. Using 3 varieties of apples, 2 Scots 3 Apples is made from 100% apple juice. It is a crisp, dry, refreshing and slightly carbonated. Best served at 8-10°C.
Hard ciders, like wine, have an amazing affinity for food pairing. The lower alcohol, carbonation and natural fruitiness will marry well with the bold flavors of Gorgonzola Cheese or roasted game dishes. Enjoy a glass of the Riverdale Cider with an Apple and Blue Cheese Salad. Looking to serve something different with Thanksgiving dinner this year, cider is a perfect pairing with both the sweet and savory notes of the traditional feast.
Harvest Moon (Makes 1)
The sugar, acid and complexity developed during fermentation make ciders a great accent to cocktails.
- 1 Orange Wedge
- 13 Cranberries
- 3, 1 inch pieces of Crystallized Ginger
- 2oz of Aperol
- 1oz of Lillet Blanc
- 4oz Riverdale Orchard 2 Scots 3 Apples
- 4 dashes of Angostura Bitters
- In a cocktail shaker muddle orange wedge, 10 cranberries and 2 pieces of ginger.
- Add Aperol, Lillet Blanc, bitters.
- Shake well and strain into ice filled cocktail glass.
- Top with Hard Cider.
Essenheim Riesling Limestone
Considered one of the most versatile grapes in the world, Riesling is often referred to as the “King of the White Wines”. It shines in the cooler regions of Germany, Canada, and Australia. Germany, the ancestral home of this noble grape has perfected the many different styles of Riesling. The Braumwell Essenhiem Limestone is dry with notes of citrus, fresh peach and lime. Great minerality on the refreshing finish with just a sparkle of spritz. Recommended serving temperature is 6-8 °C.
With a perfect balance of aromatics, acidity and fruit, Riesling has long been considered a classic pairing with traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Showcase the beautiful flavours and textures of this limited supply of Braunwell Riesling with Brined Turkey and Honey & Thyme Glazed Carrots.
Columbia Crest H3 Chardonnay
This Washington State wine is produced using 99% Chardonnay and 1% Riesling. 60% of the juice was fermented in new French and American oak.The other 40% was fermented in stainless steel to retain minerality and fruit forward characters.
The wine is medium bodied with aromas of spiced pear and apples. Hints of toasted oak, pineapple and grapefruit lead to a lengthy creamy finish.
Seafood Chowder, Pan Seared Scallops or Roasted Pork. The H3 Chardonnay is perfect for serving with rich tasting courses especially with creamy based sauces. A great pairing with dishes featuring hollandaise sauce.