Summer is here (kinda!) Time for Hazy Summer Mead*

Kinsale Hazy Summer Mead – light & fruity berries


Kinsale Hazy Summer Mead (11% ABV) is a fabulous, fruity, off-dry berry mead with generous strawberry and raspberry aromas, a lovely burst of summer berries and a smooth, subtle honey finish. Perfect served lightly chilled on its own or in a sharing jug with ice and frozen berries. Like a glass of summer in any weather.

This deliciously light and fruity melomel mead is a refreshing alternative to a light red or rosé wine. It is fermented from pure honey muddled with a tumble of ripe summer berries with almost no sweetness. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, cherries and blueberries. As seen on TV chef, John Torode’s Ireland on RTE and the Food Network. Popular choice or gift for cocktail whizzes and craft beer and gin drinkers.

Naturally Gluten Free. Low in sulfites. 70cl bottle.


Flat Rate Delivery charge to anywhere in Ireland is €7.95, and to the UK is £7.50. FREE Shipping for orders over €90/£85 or 4 bottles. We have a UPS Express Delivery which usually is delivered the next working day (but may all be slower in peak periods.) Full Details page here

All GB orders are shipped from our warehouse in the GB with DPD usually delivered the next working day (but may be slower in peak periods.)

European orders can take up to 14 days so order early. Full Details page here. Includes some links to shops who can ship to many parts of the world. UPS rates between €20.45 and €25.50.

Delivery Ireland:

We have a UPS Express Delivery which usually arrives the next working day (but can be slower at peak periods.)


All GB orders are shipped from our warehouse in Cambridgeshire with DPD and usually arrive the next working day (but can be slower at peak periods.)

Note: We can’t ship out Limited Edition Meads or merchandise to the UK except for Northern Ireland at the moment. Sorry about that.

Europe and rest of the world

We can deliver to some European countries including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. 

The lovely people at Celtic Whiskey Shop in Dublin, Irish Malts in Cork and Master of Malt in the UK ship to many countries worldwide including some USA states, Australia and New Zealand.

Mead deliveries must be signed for and you must be over 18 years old.


You can add a message to us to or to appear on your delivery docket on the Order notes at the bottom of the Checkout Page. Great for gifting!

Prices and Gifting

Note we do not include and prices on the delivery docket included with the shipment so great for gifts.

Customer Reviews

I was blown away by the Kinsale Hazy Summer Mead. This will make you dream of a summer’s afternoon. Utterly glorious, red berry fruit – would be heavenly with a white or milk chocolate dessert. – Fiona Beckett -The Guardian

Generous fruit character and a zingy off-dry finish, enjoy like a light wine with charcuterie or salted cheese. – Aoife Carrigy – Irish Independent

Dry and red berry hued with a vanilla nose. The aroma was of rich ripe strawberries and honey, which was extremely enticing – Great Taste Award 1 star (Simply Delicious)

My favourite one… So delicate, light and very fruity, thank you Kinsale Mead Co. – Risha V.

It’s beautiful! Perfect on its own or in lots of different cocktails! Also great with prosecco for a summery party drink – Sinéad S.

My new favourite cocktail ingredient- absolutely gorgeous! – Beth W.

Just cracked bottle of Hazy Summer and it’s delish! – Daithí O.

This smells like a red wine called Malvasia if I didn’t know and had to guess. After a while the cherries pop, It becomes richer. Nice refreshing finish. I would have this with polpo a la galiciana, the Spanish octopus dish, slightly spicy with chorizo and a little chili and lots of olive oil – Giovanni, Italy


Store the bottles similar to wine, upright in a cool place away from direct sunlight and they should keep for at least two years.

Once opened, store the bottles upright in the fridge. If you have one of those vacuum pump wine bottle closures that pump out the oxygen, all the better. After that the flavour starts to change a little as the air gets to it. Good to drink still or use in cocktails or cooking.

Hazy Summer Mead is fine for 2 weeks as there are more natural preservatives from the fruit skins. Then they become more port-like.

Food Pairing

It pairs beautifully with spicy chicken wings, a mild Thai red curry or spicy bean stew. Try a light summer salad with raspberry vinaigrette or honey glazed ham and traditional roast Turkey. For dessert we love it with berry pavlova or poured over vanilla ice cream. Also lovely with blue cheese.


The awards came in fast for this intriguing re-imagining of an ancient drink and it has won Gold at Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards and at the International Mazer Cup and a 2 star (Outstanding) Great Taste Award and Silver at the European MMC.


Een viering van de zes bessen van lange zomerdagen. Spaanse honing verstrengeld met een tuimel van rijpe bessen. Sappige aardbeien en frambozen voorop, daarna sappige bramen, zwarte bessen, kersen en bosbessen met subtiele  honing en een gladde afdronk. Licht en verfrissend met een mooie rijke roze kleur. Heerlijk licht gekoeld geserveerd of uitgegoten over bevroren bessen. Lichtzoet met een lichte honingafdronk.

Gouden medaillewinnaar op de International Mazer Cup en gouden bij de Blas na hEireann Awards en 2 sterren bij de Great Taste Awards.

Puur natuurlijke ingrediënten. Is lichtzoet met een lichte honingafdronk. Glutenvrij. Laag sulfietgehalte.


C’est hydromel est une célébration des six baies des longues journées d’été. Miel espagnol embrouillé avec une dégringolade de baies mûres. Fraises et framboises juteuses à l’avant, puis mûres succulentes, cassis, cerises et myrtilles avec de subtiles notes de miel et un final lisse. Léger et rafraîchissant avec une belle couleur rose riche. Délicieux servi légèrement refroidi ou versé sur des baies congelées.

Médaillé d’or à la International Mazer Cup, Blas na hEireann Awards et 2 étoile aux Great Taste Awards et argent à la European MMC.


Unsere Met mit sechs Beerenarten ist ein Fest für die Sinne an langen Sommertagen. Spanischer Honig abgerundet mit ein paar Tropfen von reifen Beeren. Aromen von saftigen Erdbeeren und Himbeeren im Vordergrund, dann köstliche Brombeeren, schwarze Johannisbeeren, dunkle Kirschen und Heidelbeeren perfekt ergänzt mit feinen Honignoten und einem weichen Abgang. Leicht und erfrischend mit einer schönen tiefrosa Farbe. Köstlich leicht gekühlt oder über gefrorene Beeren gegossen.

Goldmedaillengewinner im Internationalen Mazer Cup, Silbermedaillengewinner im European MMC und 2 Sterne beim Great Taste Preis.


Silnie owocowy i odświeżający miód pitny powstały na bazie czystego miodu połączonego z dojrzałymi letnimi owocami jagodowymi. Niewytrawny, obj. alk. 11%

Nuty smakowe:

Niepowtarzalny smak letnich owoców jagodowych. Nos – wyczuwalny smak truskawek i malin, jeżyny, czarna porzeczka i wiśnie z subtelnym finiszem miodowo-jagodowym.

Do posiłku:

Doskonały do skrzydełek na ostro, chorizo, fajita i świeżych sałat z malinowym sosem winegret, tarty owocowej i sera pleśniowego.

Miód Kinsale

Nasze wielokrotnie nagradzane miody pitne są uznawane za jedne z najlepszych na świecie. Głębię ich smaków uzyskujemy w wyniku fermentacji starannie wyselekcjonowanego czystego miodu i dojrzałych owoców jagodowych. Nasze miody powstają na kanwie współczesnej, udoskonalonej sztuki miodosytnictwa i charakteryzują się zaskakująco różnorodnym i wszechstronnym zastosowaniem. Mogą być podawane samodzielnie lub jako wyborna alternatywa dla wina do posiłku, lub też jako składnik kojących zmysły koktajli.

Naturalnie bezglutenowe. Niska zawartość siarczynów.


Una edición limitada de mead, una celebración de seis bayas de largos días de verano. Miel española embarrada con una masa de bayas maduras. Jugosas fresas y frambuesas por adelantado y luego deliciosas moras, grosellas negras, cerezas y arándanos con sutiles notas de miel y un acabado suave. Ligero y refrescante con un hermoso color rosa intenso. Deliciosas servidas ligeramente frías o vertidas sobre bayas congeladas en un vaso.

Ganador de la medalla de oro en Internacional Mazer Cup, medalla de plata en European MMC y 2 estrellas en los premios Great Taste Awards.


Un idromele in edizione limitata, uno splendido mix di sei bacche estive. Miele spagnolo amalgamato con una mistura di bacche mature. Fragole succulenti, lamponi e a seguire succose more, ribes nero, ciliegie e mirtilli con sottili note di miele vellutato. Leggero e rinfrescante con un bel colore rosa intenso. Delizioso servito leggermente freddo o versato sopra le bacche congelate in un bicchiere.

Vincitore della medaglia d’oro nell’International Mazer Cup nel e due stelle al Great Taste Award.


Kinsale Hazy Summer Mead (11% ABV) je báječná, ovocná, suchá bobulová medovina s velkorysým jahodovým a malinovým aroma, nádhernou dávkou letních bobulí a hladkým, jemným medovým závěrem. Perfektní podávané lehce vychlazené samotné nebo ve společném džbánu s ledem a mraženým ovocem. Jako sklenice léta za každého počasí. Tato lahodně lehká a ovocná medovina je osvěžující alternativou k lehkému červenému nebo růžovému vínu. Je kvašená z čistého medu promíchaného snůškou zralých letních bobulí téměř bez sladkosti. Oblíbená volba nebo dárek pro koktejly a pijáky piva a ginu.

Krásně se hodí ke kořeněným kuřecím křidélkům, lehkým kari nebo salátům s malinovým vinaigrettem nebo vyzkoušejte s medem glazovanou šunkou či tradičním pečeným krůtím. Jako dezert ji milujeme s bobulovým tvarohovým koláčem. Ocenění přišla rychle za toto zajímavé přepracování starodávného nápoje a získala zlato na Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards na International Mazer Cup, stříbro na European Mead Madness Cup a 1 hvězdičku (Simply delicious) Great Taste Cena.

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