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Atlantic Dry Mead Bees Knees Mead Style Cocktail Kinsale

Mead and Sparkling Wine Cocktail – Mead Bellini

By Kate Dempsey | 18 December 2020

Celebrate with a little sparkle. Mead and sparkling wine, prosecco, Cava or even champagne is an absolute delight. The honey flavours of the mead balancing with the acidity of the fizz with a touch of honey for sweetness. It’s a bubbly mead Bellini libation for every occasion. Why not use it as a wedding toast…

Orange Drizzle Cake with mead

Orange Honey Drizzle Cake Recipe with Atlantic Dry Mead

By Kate Dempsey | 15 December 2020

We’ve been baking again with mead! We do love a slice of drizzle cake, lemon, orange, lime, so why not add mead and honey? Yum. The results was glorious, moist and honeyed. Have a go yourself and do post your pics up on social media for everyone to drool over admire. Ingredients 3 large eggs,…

Hot Toddy with Atlantic Dry Mead

Hot Mead Punch with Atlantic Dry Mead

By Kate Dempsey | 13 December 2020

Oh the weather outside is frightful! But inside the mead’s delightful. Yes, Winter is a time for little treats and we’ve been mulling our Wild Red Mead since Halloween but the a great recipe for a hot drink with Atlantic Dry Mead was elusive. After much experimentation, we’ve finally settled on a spiced warming hot…

Kinsale Wild Red Mead paired with chocolate

Mulled Mead for Winter nights

By Kate Dempsey | 1 December 2020

Winter is definitely making itself felt in Kinsale and as the crisp autumn evenings change to dark, winter nights, we’re lighting the fire and curling up on the sofa with a cosy blanket and a glass or two of mulled mead. Here, we’ve taken a classic mulled red wine or gluhwein recipe and replaced the…

Mead and Chocolate Brownie

Boozy Chocolate Brownie Recipe with Wild Red Mead

By Kate Dempsey | 26 November 2020

Boozy Chocolate Brownie Recipe You probably know how well our Wild Red Mead goes with good quality chocolate, right? We decided to experiment with adding some mead into a chocolate recipe. The results were amazing! Fudgy and boozy brownies. Cut into small pieces so they last longer (theoretically!) We added walnuts from our local beekeeper’s…

Roast duck and Wild Red Mead

Roast Skeaghanore Duck and Pearl Barley Risotto with Wild Red Mead

By Kate Dempsey | 25 November 2020

We think many dishes can be improved with the addition or accompaniment of some Kinsale Mead. Luckily chef and restaurant owner, Olivier Queva agrees with us. We were delighted to collaborate with Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board and with Olivier, from Max’s one of our favourite restaurants in Kinsale. Inspired by the tales of…

Mulled Mead a warming festive Drink

Warming Mead Drink for Autumn Evenings

By Kate Dempsey | 16 October 2020

Autumn is upon us and as the sunny summer evenings mellow to cooler nights, this new chill in the air has us turning on the heating for the first time in months and cuddling up on the sofa with a cosy blanket and a glass or two of mulled mead. Here, we’ve taken a classic…

Atlantic Dry Mead Bees Knees Mead Style Cocktail Kinsale

How to Make the Perfect Bees Knees Cocktail

By Kate Dempsey | 14 October 2020

We have a few tips so you can make the perfect Bees Knees Mead cocktail at home. It’s a sweet mead-gin libation that’s sure to create a buzz! What makes traditional mead so special and scrumptious is the quality of the honey. Atlantic Dry Mead uses delicious floral and citrus, pure honey from Valencia in sunny…

Hazy Pink Punch Mead Cocktail

Hazy Pink Punch Mead Cocktail Recipe

By Kate Dempsey | 1 October 2020

Pinch, punch, this first of the month Cocktail is inspired by the sweetly scented lemon groves of Sicily. Use Hazy Summer Mead and your favourite pink gin and Sicilian lemonade to mix up this zingy, fruity and gently sweetened punch. Easy-to-make and delicious to drink, this tipple will have you licking your lips with glee.…

How do you store Mead and how long does it last?

By Kate Dempsey | 12 September 2020

We are often asked how to store mead and how long it lasts unopened and also once opened. How long does my Bottle of Mead last unopened? Store the bottles similar to wine, upright in a cool place away from direct sunlight and they should keep for at least two years. How long does my…

Wild red Mead negroni

How to Make the Perfect Wild Mead Negroni Cocktail

By Kate Dempsey | 8 September 2020

Negronis famously have a ratio of 1:1:1 so it’s beautifully balanced and easy to remember. We have a few tips so you can make the perfect Mead Negroni cocktail at home. This delicious Wild Mead Negroni was first made by the lovely inventive people at Brickyard D16 They recommend using a Modern Botanical Gin such…

Nectarines poached in Atlantic Dry Mead and cardamom

Apricots poached in Atlantic Dry Mead and Cardamom Recipe

By Kate Dempsey | 8 July 2020

This delicious, simple recipe is the perfect, easy-to-make dessert. You can substitute apricots for nectarines, peaches or pears. Last week we made it with plums. Yums! Ingredients: • 12 apricots • 200ml Kinsale Atlantic Dry Mead • 2 tablespoons of honey to taste • 4 cardamom pods, slit down the side Method: 1. Pour the…