Join Team Moonshine!

NEEDED: Full-Time-Kick-Ass-Kitchen-Manager to join the growing Moonshine Mama’s team here on Salt Spring Island. 

ALSO NEEDED: More Kitchen Helpers for the new manager to manage.

Experience an asset, but we’re happy to train the right people. If you love this glorious stuff as much as we do and enjoy working hard while having a laugh then this might be you. Kitchen dancing a definite plus. Please contact our main Moonshine Mama Mel mel@moonshinemamas.ca with your CV. *No phone calls please.

Our four-year-old business has blossomed to three kitchens across Canada and values our twenty employees.

Meet the Mama's, Try Some Elixir

 

One of our favourite parts of our job next to making elixir, is sampling elixir to all the wonderful folks we meet out there outside of our little factory.  

We look forward to sharing a taste of our elixirs and invite you to talk with our knowledgeable Demo Mama's.

Here are a few dates to keep in mind of special events and demos...

 

Sunday Nov. 27,  1pm-5pm             - Nature's Fare Markets

                                                        120-19880 Langley Bypass,

                                                        Langley, BC

 

Wednesday Nov. 30, 2pm-6pm      - Island Natural Pomme Market, WOW 

                                                       6560 Metral Dr, Nanaimo, BC

 

Friday Dec. 2, 2pm-6pm.                - Pomme Natural Markets, 

                                                       1722 Davie St, Vancouver, BC

 

Saturday Dec. 3, 12pm-4pm           - The Health Shoppe  

                                                      1375 Yonge St, Toronto, Ont. 

 

Thursday Dec. 8, 5pm-10pm         - Winter Night Market

                                                      Bullock Lake Farm/360 Upper Ganges Rd

                                                      Salt Spring Island, BC

 

Saturday Dec. 10 10am-2pm         - FoodLand Market

                                                      105 Arthur St.West

                                                      Thornbury, Ontario 

 

Big Shots on Ice

Big Shots on Ice

Special events with our stockists give us opportunity to share some special ways to enjoy our elixirs.  We get to show off our mocktail, cocktails, and recipes sometimes!  We're working on some recipe cards and a recipe blog so look for that! 

Mel & Michelle sampling at The Cheese Gallery for Glamapolooza Night

Mel & Michelle sampling at The Cheese Gallery for Glamapolooza Night

We look forward to seeing you! 

Mel

Big Shots, Fizzy Mama's, and Hot Mama's

Oh the endless ways of which to enjoy your elixir!  Let me count the ways.. 

We have taken our job quite seriously in the elixir factory and committed ourselves to much experimentation!  We do our due diligence, I assure you!  When it comes to trying new ways to enjoy elixir, somehow we are all on board, 100%!   

I will not get into details here about the recipes we have collected by testing every whim we or anyone else under this sun has passed to us.  We have a new blog space devoted to recipes starting next week!  So look for that!

Rather, I am here to give you the rundown on the three most basic ways you can enjoy your elixir and still appear as a rockstar host at any dinner, friend gathering, or to your family for a fancy offering. They will think you fussed over them for hours..it's our secret!  They do not need to know it took you 30 seconds.  

 

Big Shots on Ice

Big Shots on Ice

"Big Shot" drinkers are  the equivalent to scotch lovers in the elixir world.  They pack a punch!  Simply find a decent 4 ounce glass, fill it with ice,  pour 1.5 ounces elixir over it. Sip slowly..  You will not believe that you are drinking good for you, immune boosting and energizing goodness!

These are great served as an aperitif or digestif.  It is a nice and simple way to enjoy the elixir of your choice before or after meals to clean the pallet and aid digestion. 

 

Fizzy Mama

Fizzy Mama

It's mid afternoon and you've been working in the garden.  Or maybe you have guests over for a garden party.  Either way, the Fizzy Mama will deliver!  

Find a few sprigs of rosemary, mint or lemon balm in the garden for this one.  

Fill a 12 ounce or bigger glass with ice.  Pour 1.5 ounces of elixir and soda water to fill the glass. Garnish with a few slices of lemon or lime, frozen sour cherries or cranberries, and that lovely garnish you clipped from the neighbours yard.....I mean..your garden. Yum.  And what..this is full of anti-inflammatory ingredients!!

 

Hot Mama

Hot Mama

My favourite time for a Hot Mama is the morning. It warms the depths of my soul and helps jump start the entire digestive tract. It's a gentle and tasty way to start the day. 

I take about 1.5 ounces of elixir, add 3-4 ounces of water and steam with the latte machine steamer wand!  It foams into a gorgeous neon yellow micro foam.  Sprinkle cinnamon on it and drop a cinnamon stick in there for stirring the good flavour evenly!   

It seriously takes about a minute but will wow just about anyone on the planet Earth. Seriously, I know this from experience. You will be a beverage rockstar. Friends and family will think you and the Hot Mama are out of this world because it might be completely too good to be true!  

An Afternoon Ritual

An Afternoon Ritual

Now, you could just stick with the old fashion "glug glug" straight from the jar but I find it disappears way quicker that way!  Find your special cups and make a ritual of some sort out of it. Or make it pretty at least! And then, photograph it and send it to me with your recipe and maybe we can share your invention on our new recipe blog!  

Enjoy! 

Melinda

 

Some Label Changes

We are learning as we go with this little elixir business that we found ourselves in. After all the work designing labels, getting nutritional facts, picking the right new jars for the product, and making sure we conformed with VIHA to operate properly, we were ready and hit the pavement running!   

Then, we met with WholeFoods and they informed us that our labels did not conform, that we needed a third party certificate to call our organic turmeric elixir, Organic Turmeric Elixir!   

So, what came next was a series of decisions that led us to substituting the word "Organic" on our labels, to "Original". We chose this word because it essentially has the same meaning as organic and it looks similar!  Eventually we will go for the third party certification but in the meanwhile, our labels conform and that makes us happy! 

 Original Turmeric Elixir (Organic Line)

 Original Turmeric Elixir (Organic Line)

While we were at it, we shifted some information on the back labels as well.  You will notice that the serving suggestions have moved to the back and substituted "Made with organic turmeric, lemons and ginger" in it's place. The bottle size is on the front labels as well as number of shots per jar.  

We replaced "Date Made" for "Best before" on the back label. This might solve the mystery of how long it lasts, a question we are asked frequently!   

Social media icons and website information has been pushed to the forefront of the back labels to make it easier to find us, comment, and communicate.  We like to engage with the consumer so we hope that helps drive them where they can find the info they are looking for!   

Now, remember, if it does not have the word "Original" on the front, then it is our Regular Line which is made from conventional ingredients. We decided to keep this version going so that  those on a budget or that really just want the turmeric and are not committed to the organic lifestyle can continue to find it.   

 

Regular Turmeric Lime Elixir

Regular Turmeric Lime Elixir

How do the two lines compare you ask?  Besides the difference in organic and conventional ingredients (ginger, lemons, limes)?  Not much as far as amount of turmeric in them. We use organic turmeric root in both lines. The organic ginger is spicy so you will feel it more then the conventional. So if you like a strong hit, that's your elixir!  

We are really hoping that will do for now but we invite your feedback on the issue! 

Thank-you! 

Melinda

 

 

Big Shot.  

Big Shot.  

Howling like a pack...

howling
like a pack of
tundra wolves
drunk on pollen  
and exotic gingers, 
this extract is a 
beach bonfire 
laced by the shadows 
of fiddlehead ferns 
and secret kisses.

concocted with 
fresh ginger and 
turmeric,
and aided by a 
crew of helpful 
and chubby bees, 
moonshine 
mama’s elixir 
massages your soul with 
raw and organic 
sources of Vitamin C; 
healing and soothing 
and invigorating 
and whispering 
its phone number.