Mead Cocktails

    Bees Knees

  • 1 measure of premium Irish Gin
  • 2 measures of Atlantic Dry Mead
  • ½ measure of honey syrup
  • ½ measure of fresh lemon juice

Shake and pour in a coupe cocktail glass with a lemon twist garnish


This is a mead take on the classic 1920's prohibition era cocktail. Honey and lemon was added to mask the taste and smell of bathtub gin.

Created by Tom, Milo and Jean at The Supper Club, Kinsale

         Mead Sangria

  • 1/2 measure of Cointreau
  • 2 measures of Hazy Summer Mead
  • 1 1/2 measures of cranberry juice
  • dash of fresh lime

Serve over ice with an orange slice.

This Celtic Mead Sangria brings Spain back to Kinsale.

You can substitute the Hazy Summer Mead with our Wild Red Mead.

For a lower alcohol version, substitute Cointreau with orange bitters.

Created by Debbie Foott at the Blue Haven Hotel, Kinsale.

      Perfect Irish Manhattan

  • 2 parts Jameson Black Barrel Whiskey
  • ½ part Atlantic Dry Mead
  • ½ part Wild Red Mead
  • Dash of bitters

Stirred, not shaken, served in a cocktail glass and garnished with a Maraschino cherry

Created by Rory at Hayfield Manor, Cork & Great Southern Hotel Killarney & the Shelbourne Bar, Cork

      Mulled Mead

  • 1 bottle of Wild Red Mead
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Piece of star anise
  • strip of orange peel
  • 2 tsp of honey to taste
  • Warm gently and serve in a glass.
  • A warming festive drink for cold winter days. Heat in a pan in the kitchen and soon the whole house will be filled with the lovely aromas. Created by Kate at Kinsale Mead Co

    Don of Kinsale

  • 1 measure of Don Julio Blanco Tequila
  • 2 measures of Atlantic Dry Mead
  • splash of Agave Nectar
  • 1 measure of pink grapefruit juice

Shake with ice and pour into a glass with a salted rim.


From Mexico to Ireland, a Celtic hit made from agave syrup and tequila

Created by Paul at the River Lee Hotel, Cork.

Kinsale Mule

  • 2 measures of Atlantic Dry Mead
  • 1 measure of apple juice
  • 1/2 measure ginger ale
  • splash of Angostura Bitters

Shake the mead and apple juice with ice until frothy. Pour into a glass and top with a dash of bitters and a splash of ginger ale.


A light, low alcohol drink with a bit of a bite!

Try heating for a winter warmer, adding the ginger ale at the end.

Created by Liberty Grill, Cork.


  • 2 measures of Atlantic Dry Mead
  • 1 measure of Gold Tequila
  • 1 measure Fresh Lime Juice

Shake the mead, Tequila and lime juice with ice.

Salt the rim of a margarita glass.

Pour into the glass and garnish with lime.


Sharp and salty like an acerbic South-Western pirate.

     Mead Bellini

  • 2 measures of Atlantic Dry Mead
  • tsp honey syrup
  • splash of fresh lemon juice
  • Sparkling Wine

Shake the mead, honey syrup and lemon juice ice until frothy. Pour into a glass and top with sparkling wine, prosecco or champagne.


A sparkly mead cocktail for a stylish drink.

Created by Eoin, Blue Haven Hotel, Kinsale.