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8546 Pete Wiles Rd
Middletown, MD, 21769
United States


Maryland's premier meadery and winery bringing the world's oldest alcohol into the 21st century. Specializing in complex honey wines as well as unique red and white varietals. Locally crafted, Internationally awarded.

Mead Cocktails

Mead can serve as a glorious addition to a cocktail. Honey provides a robust and elegant sweetness that is much preferred to white sugar or the standard corn syrup-- Yuck! Try the recipes below, or try replacing a sweet liqueur with a mead that plays nice with the other cocktail ingredients. You're only limited by your own creativity, so get mixing!



Gin-ger Up

Gin-ger UP

Gin-Ger Up

3 parts Dogfish Head "Compelling Gin"

1 part Duchess (Ginger Root Mead) 

1 dash of Angostura Bitters

Shake vigorously with ice and strain into a coupe glass with an orange twist.

Mead Margarita

Mead Margarita

Mead Margarita

1.5oz Añejo Tequila or Mezcal

1.5oz Any "Hunter" Series Chile Pepper Mead

1/2 part Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 bottle of Fever Tree Bitter Lemon

Add everything except the Bitter Lemon to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a salted-rim glass filled with ice and top with the Bitter Lemon. Garnish with a lime and let the spice wash over you. 


Old Southern

1.5oz Rye Whiskey

.5-1.5oz (to taste) Castellan, Hunter, or Archer

2 dashes of orange bitters

Orange Rind

Add one ice-cube to a rocks glass and pour the mead and whiskey over it. Add 2 dashes of orange bitters. Add a small swizzle of honey (very scientific term) on a spoon and stir the drink with it. Garnish with a orange rind and find a fireplace. 


Old Southern Hunter

Hot Archer

Heat me up, Scotty

Heat me up, Scotty

1 part Archer

1 part Fresh Pressed Apple Cider (We recommend Distillery Lane Ciderworks)

1 cinnamon stick

Orange rind (optional)

Heat the mead and cider in a saucepan until you can smell the alcohol evaporating (about 175 degrees), then remove and serve with a cinnamon stick. If you're feeling frisky, add a splash of grain alcohol or bourbon after finished heating.