Mead gets short shrift in the cocktail world, but the L Words from spirits writer Sam Slaughter proves that it’s an ingredient deserving of more focus. Lemon and lavender are familiar partners to mead’s honey flavor, and a dry sparkling wine keeps the syrupy sweetness in check.
- 1¼ parts Mead
- ¼ part Lemon juice
- 2 dashes Lavender bitters
- 3 parts Sparkling white wine
Shake all ingredients (except the sparkling wine) with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Top with the sparkling wine and garnish with a lemon twist.
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- Crafting Cocktails with Mead at Chilled magazine