September 23, 2011 (Day 178) — Mead

Pour a flagon of mead! But, what exactly is mead?

This, however, is a flagon!

From Wikipedia:

Mead also called honey wine, is an alcoholic beverage that is produced by fermenting a solution of honey and water.It may also be produced by fermenting a solution of water and honey with grain mash; the mash is strained off immediately after fermentation.Depending on local traditions and specific recipes, it may be flavored with spices, fruit, or hops (which produce a bitter, beer-like flavor). The alcoholic content of mead may range from about 8% ABV to 18%. It may be still, carbonated, or sparkling, and it may be dry, semi-sweet, or sweet.

This drink probably tastes nothing like the classic drink of old.


  • 3 oz Korbel Brandy
  • 2 oz blended scotch whiskey
  • 2 dashes Peychauds bitters
  • 2 oz Fireball Whisky

Combine ingredients in a rocks glass with one large ice cube. Stir gently then serve.

Powerful, bright, tasty.


— Mark

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