Made in the spirit of French botanical aperitifs, this aromatic semi-sweet mead invokes the most iconic scents of summer. Locally grown varieties of English lavender from Glendarragh Farms in Appleton, Maine, impart brilliant floral notes balanced with a distinctive minerality. Creamy, round finish with lingering citrus and pineapple. Medium to full-bodied, built on a foundation of smooth wildflower honey.
How Itís Made
HoneyMaker mead is handcrafted in small batches using our unique continuous fermentation process. Our meadís exceptional clarity and lightness are the result of a perfect union of ancient tradition and modern technology. Oak aged for complexity and depth, HoneyMaker Lavender Mead rings in a new era in herb-infused wine making. Each bottle is hand-filled and labeled on-site at our meadery in Portland, Maine. HoneyMaker is ready to drink, or cellar to unlock new depths and dimensions.
|12.5% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME, GLUTEN FREE
3 oz Plymouth Gin
1 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
ĺ oz Honeymaker Lavender Mead
2-3 drops Lavender Flower Water (Fee Bros)
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Top with ice and stir vigorously until well-chilled. Strain into chilled martini glass. Twist lemon peel over cocktail and drop in to garnish.
|Serve slightly chilled. Decanting is recommended to enhance seasonal subtleties in the honey. Enjoy as an aperitif or with dessert.
Pairs well with savory dishes, roasted meats and fresh chevre.
|Maine Mead Works was founded in 2007 with the goal of re-introducing the world to the oldest of all fermented beverages. Using locally sourced honey, clear, pure water and our own proprietary yeast strain, we blend ancient tradition and modern science to produce distinctive wines at our meadery in downtown Portland, Maine.
In collaboration with South African scholar Dr. Garth Cambray, Maine Mead Works developed a state-of-the-art continuous fermentation system, bringing mead making into the 21st century. HoneyMaker, a decidedly modern mead ó crisp, dry and refreshing ó is the result.
A Sense of Place
Ultimately, Maine Mead Works is about Maine ó the fields, forests and flowers that make HoneyMaker great. Owners Ben Alexander and Carly Cope, along with their growing family of employees, believe in the wisdom of handcrafting and small batch production. Today, the company that began as an experiment in sustainability has grown into a foodie favorite at the forefront of the local, artisanal movement.
Ingredients ranging from wildflower honey to Glendarragh Farms English lavender, Snell and Maxwell Farms strawberries and Heath Hill Farms elderberries, are sourced locally . Every bottle of HoneyMaker mead supports family farms, encourages apiculture and enhances biodiversity. Of course, it also tastes great ó here, amidst the natural splendor of our great state or further afield.