The Perfect Wedding Drink

Mead has been shared at weddings for many centuries. The precious allocation of honey was used to make this beautiful drink to honour the guests and wedding feasts that could last for days. Update the tradition from pre-Celtic times to the 21st century.

Something Old

Mead is the world’s oldest alcoholic drink and is known as the honeymoon drink. Fermented from honey, it was traditionally shared at weddings to toast the happy couple. They were gifted a month’s supply or a moon-cycle of mead, following the wedding to drink together, celebrate the marriage and bring good luck and happiness – hence the name ‘Honeymoon.’

So that’s 28 bottles, right?!

Something New

Kinsale Mead Co. opened Ireland’s first new Meadery in 200 years in 2017. They handcraft their light and refreshingly different mead from carefully sourced, natural ingredients. Something unique and Irish for your wedding would be Irish mead  for the wedding toast to wish the couple happiness and a life full of luck.

Something Borrowed

Mead has been made and shared in Ireland at celebrations for centuries. You can borrow this ancient tradition to serve Kinsale Mead for your family and friends for at your cocktail bar, for gifts or for the welcome drink.

Delicious topped up with a splash of Champagne, sparkling wine or prosecco. Hazy Summer Mead makes a delicious summer Sangria. If you have a winter reception, mull mead with honey and warming spices for a reception drink.

Something Deliciously Different

Our dinky little miniatures also make thoughtful, unique Wedding Favours for your guests and a great talking point as they are shared around the tables. One idea is to use a chalk pen to write the names on the bottles instead of a place cards.