It is the oldest fermented beverage on the planet, it is a alcohol made by fermenting honey.
The oldest recorded mead comes from China up to 9000 years ago. The history of mead covers all continents and spans the globe.
Though similar to beer, wine and cider, mead is in a category of its own.
All you need to make mead is honey, water and yeast, but you can add fruits, herbs and spices.
The alcohol content varies between 5-20%. Its flavour ranges from sweet to dry and it is available in both still and sparkling versions.
This sweet beverage became popular with Vikings, Mayans, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans.
Chines pottery vessels suggest evidence of mead fermentation that pre dates both wine and beer.
- 30ml of V.I.P Jiu8
- 60fl ounce of Mead
- 15ml of Cherry Heering
- A dash of cherry-vanilla bitters
- A cocktail cherry
- 3 ice cubes
Put ingredients except cocktail cherry into shaker, shake to mix, strain into a coupe glass, garnish with cherry and serve.