Romantic Mead Mimosas
Try a nice fruity cocktail with your sweety this Valentines Day. This is an excellent drink to start your celebration.
8 oz of unsweetened, pure apple cider
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup fireweed honey simple syrup (1/2 cup boiling water, 2 TBSP Honey)
option - add two tsp of Grand Mariner
8 oz Harvest Melomel Mead
-Combine apple juice, lemon juice and honeysimple syrup in wine glass or cut crystal tumbler. Pour in chilled Harvest Melomel and stir. Add an optional two tsp of Grand Marnier to give it an extra fruity punch. Add ice and garnish as desired.
These days its not brunch without a Mimosa. Traditionally made up of two ingredients, this refreshing combination is enjoyed by many on a Sunday morning. Some brunch spots even serve one complimentary. Try our new take on this traditon, made extra romantic with the addition of Mead the elixer of love!
The traditional Mimosa has a few different supposed origins. In 1921, at Buck’s Club in London, Buck’s Fizz was invented. It was a drink made up of sparkling wine and orange juice but had more sparkling wine. A traditional Mimosa contains equal parts of orange juice and sparkling wine. Another origin story states a bartender in 1925 at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, created the Mimosa.
Famous Director Alfred Hitchcock is also credited with inventing this beloved drink in San Francisco in the 1940s. The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink claims this as well. The Mimosa will always be the go-to brunch drink for millions of people, regarless of which origin story you choose to believe. I hope you enjoy our non trational take on it!