Mead Cucumber Smash

This recipe is a Mead version of the classic Irish Maid Cocktail. It is based on the Irish Maid cocktail created by Jack McGarry at the Irish-American Dead Rabbit Bar, and this is itself based on the contemporary classic Kentucky Maid cocktail also from New York. Also known as "I Can't Believe It's Not Melon"


50ml Kinsale Atlantic Dry Mead

25ml Jameson Whiskey

15ml St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

15ml Honey syrup

20ml fresh lemon juice

Muddled Cucumber


Muddle the cucumber strips in the shaker

Add the ingredients with ice and shake

Strain & Serve over ice

Cucumber strip to garnish

Thomas Kay & Miroslav Adamcik @ The Supper Club, Kinsale