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Recipes we've worked out here at Sky River and contributions from fans. If you have a recipe you've created and would like to share, please email webmaster@skyriverbrewing.com for consideration. Thank you.

Beverages


Mead Spritzer      

Simple but oh, so refreshing!

2 parts chilled Sky River Mead or Raspberry Honey Wine
1 part chilled Seltzer Water or Club Soda

Garnish with Raspberries, Blackberries, a Twist of Orange Peel or Sprig of Fresh Thyme.

Raspberry Honey Champagne      

Bubbly with a twist!

1 part chilled Sky River Raspberry Honey Wine
1 part chilled Champagne

Garnish with Raspberries.

Hibiscus Mead      

Simple but oh, so refreshing!

6 ounces chilled Sky River Sweet Wine
1/2 ounce Hibiscus Syrup and 1 Hibiscus Blossom

*Hibiscus Syrup/Blossom available at the Tasting Room.

Key Lime Mead     

A Tantalizing treat for your taste buds

6 Ounces chilled Sky River Sweet Mead
1 Tbsp. Lime Juice

Garnish with a Lime Peel.

Meadmosa      

A lovely way to start the weekend

2 part chilled Sky River Sweet Mead
1 part chilled Fresh-Squeezed orange Juice

Garnish with a Mint leaf or Spiral of Orange Peel.

Mead Lemonade      

Sip after sip of Summer in your glass

3 Ounces chilled Sky River Sweet or Semi-Sweet Mead
3 Ounces San Pelligrino Limonata
1 Sprig of Gently Bruised Fresh Rosemary

Combine Mead and Limonata in a glass, stir with Rosemary Sprig. Leave Rosemary in Glass as Garnish. For a Stronger Rosemary Flavor Combine Mead and Rosemary an Hour before mixing with Limonata.

Violet Honey Bee      

Romantically delicious!...and talk about a lovely color!

3-4 parts chilled Sky River Sweet Mead
1 part Creme de Violette
Spritz of lemon

Variation: Add a shot of vodka and crushed ice, shaken to chill.

Garnish with a violet blossom or a Twist of Lemon Peel. Serve chilled or over crushed ice in a beautiful glass.

Bee Knees

2 parts Sky River Sweet Mead
1 part Dry Fly ™ Gin
1 part Orange Juice
Splash of Simple Syrup (to taste)

Shaken with ice to chill

Mead and Whiskey Sour

1 part lemon
1 part Whiskey
3 parts Sky River Sweet Mead
1 part (or to taste) Simple Syrup

Serve in a beautiful glass with a sugared rim.

Black Pear Berry

Created by Andrew Hansen of Dry Fly™

1 Juicy delicious Pear
1 part (approximately 2 ounces) Whiskey (We use Dry Fly™)
2.5 parts Sky River Blackberry Honey Wine

Cut the pear into pieces and muddles in a martini shaker. Add Whiskey, Sky River Blackberry Honey Wine and ice. Shake. Pour through a strainer into a beautiful glass and enjoy! Garnish with a few frozen blackberries on a pick.


Main Course


Cedar Plank Salmon with Sky River Raspberry Mead Sauce

Created by Sky River Aug 2010

2 portions fresh salmon BBQ'd (or baked) on a cedar baking plank

Raspberry Sauce
3/4 cup Sky River Raspberry Mead
2 clove's finely minced fresh Garlic
pinch of Salt
pinch of Cayenne Pepper
1 1/2 cups fining chopped ribbons of Spinach
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 teaspoon Flour
Optional Pinch of Pepper Flake

Reduce Raspberry Mead over high-heat, stirring constantly. Once reduced by half add garlic, salt and cayenne. Add spinach, stirring gently until combined. Reduce to low heat. In a separate pan melt butter and slowly add flour, whisking constantly to prevent any lumps. Over medium heat gently combine 2 mixtures adding additional Raspberry Mead, if needed, to reach desired consistency. For additional spice add a pinch of pepper flake.

Plate salmon. Scatter half of spinach over each portion and top with remaining sauce.
Garnish with fresh raspberries or pepper flake.

Serving option: To add a serving of greens and a lovely display of color plate salmon on a bed of wilted spinach before adding spinach and raspberry sauce.


Gaeng Hoi Nang Rom - Thai Mussel Curry with Tomato & Lemongrass

Contributed by Pranee Khruasanit Halvorsen - I Love Thai Cooking

Serves 2 as a Main Dish

Use just enough red curry paste, coconut milk and lemongrass to create a flavorful soup. The sweet & sour flavors from the tomato and tamarind juice heighten the flavor of the mussels. It is very well-balanced dish that can be enjoyed as a soup by itself or served with steamed jasmine rice as a mild curry dish. Dill and cilantro are the perfect herbs for a finishing touch.

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon red curry paste
2 tablespoons chopped lemongrass
3 tablespoons coconut milk or more as needed
2 medium size ripe tomatoes, cut into large chunks
15 mussels, de-bearded and halved (about a pound)
2 tablespoons tamarind juice or 1 teaspoon tamarind concentrate plus 1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons chopped dill
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Stir canola oil, red curry paste, and lemongrass on high heat until fragrant. Then stir in coconut milk and let it cook with the red curry until the oil is separated. Stir in tomato, mussels and stir well. Cover with lid and cook until the mussels open up, about 5 minutes. Stir in tamarid juice, stir well and cook until the mussels are done. Mussels are not done when they open. They are done when you can see the meat contract. This makes a BIG difference in the flavor. Stir in dill and cilantro just before serving.


Alaskan Cod with Chive & Mead Sauce

Created by Sky River March 2013

2 portions fresh Alaskan Cod

Chive & Mead Sauce
1 cup Sky River Semi-Sweet Mead
Juice of 1 Lemon, zest of half lemon
2 clove's crushed or finely minced fresh Garlic
pinch of Salt
white pepper to taste
1 Tbsp. Chives (preferably fresh)
3 Tablespoon Butter

Combine Lemon juice and Semi-Sweet Mead, reduce over medium heat. Once reduced by half add garlic, salt, pepper and lemon zest. Reduce to low heat. Allow to cool slightly then add butter and chives.

Add and heat approximately 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil to saute pan. Add Cod Filet. Cook over medium heat for approximately 4 minutes on each side, just until cod flakes.

Plate Cod, top with Chive & Mead Sauce. Serve with pasta or jasmine rice.
Garnish with curls of lemon peel and long strands of Chive.

Side Dish Suggestion: Asparagus steamed to a lovely bright green.


Sauce's and Relish


Sky River Blackberry Ginger BBQ Sauce

Created by Sky River April 2014

Yummy on Pork Tenderloin, Chicken, Salmon or a Juicy Steak

2 1/2-3 cup Blackberries (fresh and delicious or frozen for that blackberry-less part of the year)
3/4 cup Chicken broth
3/4 cup Sky River Blackberry Honey Wine
1/2 cup Ketchup
3 Tablespoons Honey
2 Generous Tbsp. grated Fresh Ginger
a pinch of Black Pepper
a pinch of salt
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/8 tsp. Pepper flake (more or less depending on your love of spice)

Mix berries, honey wine & broth in a sauce pan. Bring to boil then lower temperature to a simmer, stirring regularly. When the berries are tender and easily smashed (5-7 min.), remove from heat, cool, blend in a blender & strain through a mesh strainer to remove seeds. Add remaining ingredients and continue simmering until sauce is thick/coats the back of a spoon. Delicious on the grill or when roasting.


Fresh Cranberry Relish

Created by Bonnie Parrish-Kell 2011

1 bag (8oz) fresh cranberries (sort out any squished or shriveled ones)and 1 cup semi-sweet mead in a saucepan.
Bring to a gentle boil then add 1/2 cup white sugar (more to taste). Stir to dissolve sugar.
Gently simmer for approximately 10-15. Relish is done when berries pop open.
Add cinnamon, allspice (or clove), and ginger to taste and then refrigerate to chill and set. Yum!


Dessert


Sky River Mead Trifle

Trifle
1 package of 12 Ladyfingers, or sliced sponge cake
1/3 cup strawberry preserves
15 oz. pears or fruit cocktail, well drained
1/2 cup Sky River Mead
Custard Sauce (see recipe below)
Whipped Cream
Honey
Cherries or Slivered Almonds

Slip ladyfingers, spread with stawberry preserves. Sandwich layers, cube, and place in glass, flat bottomed bowl. Top with fruit and drizzle with Sky River Mead. Cover fruit with Custard Sauce. Chill. Before serving top with honey sweetened whipped cream. Garnish with cherries or almonds.

Custard Sauce

3 egg yolks
1/8 cup white or brown sugar
dash salt
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 cup each milk and whipping cream, scalded

In a bowl, whisk egg yolks. Slowly blend in remaining ingredients. Microwave high 1 – 2 minutes until thickened, stirring often. Stir in 2 Tbsp Sky River Mead. Chill.





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