Recipes

Mead Melonade

Mead Melonade:

 The ginger adds a spicy kick to the sweetness of the honey and melon in this easy-drinking cocktail.

Ingredients

Instructions
Peel melon and remove seeds. Chop melon in medium pieces and blend on high for 2 minutes. Place in a fine mesh strainer without pushing pulp through, allowing melon to drain on its own (may take 5 to 10 minutes). Reserve juice. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a classic martini glass. Garnish with a melon ball and mint leaf.

 

 

Honey-Ginger Syrup.  Yield: 4 servings

  • ½ cup Tugwell Creek wildflower honey
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 oz. fresh ginger, peeled and smashed

Combine ingredients, place in a small saucepan, and bring to a quick boil. Remove from heat and allow ginger to steep for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain and reserve syrup.

Sherwood Harvest - Tugwell Creek Meadery

Sherwood Harvest.  A sweet, seasonal take on a meadjito; perfect for crisp autumn harvest celebrations.

Ingredients

  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 ounces Tugwell Creek Mad Marion Mead
  • 1 ounce apple juice
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Club soda

Instructions
Place mint leaves and apple juice into a tall highball glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint.  Do not strain. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the Tugwell Creek Mad Marion mead over the ice, and fill the remainder of the glass with club soda. Garnish with mint sprig.

Meadjito - Tugwell Creek Meadery

Meadjito.  A sassy, summery mojito cocktail made with Tugwell Creek Kilt Twister mead!

Ingredients

  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 ounces Tugwell Creek Kilt Twister Mead
  • 1/2 cup club soda

Instructions
Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a tall highball glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the Tugwell Creek Kilt Twister mead over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.