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Wild Red Mead and Chocolates for Mothers day

How to spend your One4all Gift Card online

By Kate Dempsey | 4 March 2021

We do accept One4all Gift Cards in our online shop. Please make sure that the total cost of your basket is not more than the value of the One4all value. Enter the number, valid date and number on the back of the card as for a regular credit card and just use your own shipping…

Mead Boulevardier Cocktail recipe

Mead Boulevardier Cocktail recipe

By Kate Dempsey | 3 March 2021

The first we heard of a Boulevardier was a visitor to our meadery a while ago who thought it would work amazingly well with our Wild Red Mead. So yes, we had to try it. The Boulevardier cocktail is on the up following in the wake of the Negroni cocktail which has exploded in popularity…

Poached Pears in Atlantic Dry Mead recipe

Atlantic Dry Mead Poached Pears Recipe

By Kate Dempsey | 26 February 2021

We love parched fruit in season and our local greengrocer has recent had some wonderfully juicy pears so try out this recipe, gently poached and carefully spiced in Atlantic Dry Mead and honey. This dessert is something special. Ingredients 4 pears, peeled, cut into halves, seeds removed 2 cups of Atlantic Dry Mead 2 cups…

Heaven Mead Cocktail recipe

Heaven-Mead Cocktail recipe – add a little sparkle

By Kate Dempsey | 25 February 2021

Celebrating at home? Add a bit of sparkle to your weekend with this delicious, easy to prepare cocktail. Mix up with plenty of ice: 3 parts Wild Red Mead 1 part Crème de Cassis Add 2 parts of Sparkling Wine or Prosecco and top up with soda water to taste for bubblicious cocktails-at-home. Created by…

St Gobnait Harry Clarke Window

St Gobnait – Patron Saint of Bees an Beekepers

By Kate Dempsey | 11 February 2021

St. Gobnait’s Feast Day, lover of bees and our favourite saint 🐝 is on 11th February and is a busy day in Ballyvourney where she founded her abbey. St. Gobnait is Ireland’s patron saint of bees and beekeeping. Did you know that bees were highly prized in medieval times and Gobnait developed a life long affinity…

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…