Holiday Entertaining with Mead Cocktails


Mead cocktails are our favorite Christmas tradition.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be stressful. Stay festive with these mead-based libations that are sure to keep everyone’s cheeks nice and rosy.

The Spirit of Christmas Past

Mead is the oldest fermented beverage and an excellent addition to your customary holiday entertaining cocktails. Our hand-bottled, small-batch Tupelo Mead is delicious on its own but even better in this toast-worthy mead cocktail.

Tupelo Blossom Mead
Champagne (extra-brut or brut)
Rosemary stalk

Combine equal parts dry champagne and Tupelo mead, add 3 drops of Bitters (we used Lavender-Grapefruit), pour over ice with rosemary, garnish with cranberries.

Mead Me Under the Mistletoe

If your guests like Whiskey Ginger, they’ll sing three cheers for this potent potable. Ghost Coast Distillery’s honey flavored whiskey is made with raw Savannah Bee Honey, and it is bee-yond compare. Mix with St. Ambrose Cellar’s draft style mead, Wild Ginger, for a very Merry Christmas.

Honey Whiskey
Ginger Mead

Combine two parts mead to one part whiskey, pour over ice with a squeeze of lime, garnish with slice of lime.

Christmas Morning Meadmosas

Honey, all I want for Christmas is a Meadmosa … or two. This twist on everyone's favorite breakfast beverage will bee delicious to sip while everyone unwraps their presents. We’re pouring Redstone Meadery’s Nectar of the Hops, a carbonated mead with notes of orange zest and pine, and combining with freshly squeezed satsumas.

Orange Juice
Sparkling Mead

Combine orange juice with sparking mead. Garnish with orange curl.

Buzz by one of our 11 mead bars at our retail locations in Atlanta, Boulder, Charleston, Disney Springs, Gatlinburg, Myrtle Beach, and Savannah; or check your local specialty wine store for mead offerings!