Ice cold in a glass during the summer, warmed on the stove in the winter; it's versatile, complex, and fun to drink.
You know what else fits this description? Whiskey.
And good Tequila.
While it's possible to make cocktails with beer - you can't fault bartenders for a lack of effort - it's not a natural fit like mead is. Cider is pretty good, too, but we don't make cider. We make mead.
The principles of making mead cocktails are pretty simple.
- Straight meads like Valkyrie's Choice and Mannaz can be used in place of seltzer.
- Anywhere that you'd use cranberry juice and seltzer? You got it: Nordic Farmhouse.
- Want to give your cocktail a ginger kick? Try some Root of All Evil!
- Want to jazz up a Bloody Mary? Fire-Drake is a natural fit.
It only gets more fun and complex from there. You can make a classic Manhattan and replace the vermouth with Old Wayfarer. You can make an Old Fashioned with Golden Apple of Discord and a slice of winesap on your flag. The possibilities are endless!
Then again, cookbooks still sell. Not everyone wants to experiment in the kitchen or behind the bar.
We hear you, and we've got your back.
Starting this Friday we're going to be releasing a cocktail recipe every single week! It will have all the ingredients, garnish ideas, and a picture of what the final beverage should look like.
So, stay tuned, meadiacs, exciting things are on the way.