What cocktails can I make with mead?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I found a cocktail that includes honey as an ingredient. Honey is a key component of mead, so I think you might like this cocktail!
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You asked: Cocktails to make with mead. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Bee's Knees

The Bee's Knees is a fun and very easy cocktail from the Prohibition era. Some stories claim that the drink...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Gin (60ml), Honey syrup (20ml)

3 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Oliver Twist

A chilli-infused honey adds a delicious sweet fiery spice to this lager-based cocktail. Balanced with gin and elderflower, this is...

Honey (370ml), Lemon Juice (Tablespoon), Lager (300ml), Dry gin (30ml), Elderflower Liqueur (15ml), Chilli peppers (1)

6 ingredients
4.9 / 5

Honey Bee

The Honey Bee cocktail is a sweet and citrus-infused delight that brings together the smoothness of white rum with the...

Honey syrup (15ml), Orange juice (7.5ml), Lemon Juice (15ml), White rum (60ml)

4 ingredients
4.51 / 5


If mixed right this should taste very smooth. If you like fruity drinks, then this is for you!

Vodka (30ml), Peach Schnapps (30ml), Pineapple Juice (Top up), Melon liqueur (15ml), Lemon Juice (Dash), Blue Curaçao (30ml)

6 ingredients
3.99 / 5


The Sheepdip cocktail is an intriguing blend of flavors that marries the crispness of vodka with the sweet and tangy...

Vodka (30ml), Lemonade (275ml), Cider (275ml), Advocaat (30ml), Blue Curaçao (30ml)

5 ingredients
3.94 / 5

Baileys Honey Bee

Taken directly from Baileys' own website, I found this to be a nice easy drink, maintaining the pure Baileys flavour...

Bailey's (90ml), Honey (15ml), Whiskey (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.89 / 5

Mulled Beer

Mulled Beer is a warming, spiced beverage, often reminiscent of traditional mulled wine but made with lager as its base....

Honey (90ml), Lemon Juice (60ml), Ginger (5 tablespoons), Lager (660ml), Cinnamon (Stick), Cloves (5), Cardamom pods (2)

7 ingredients
3.77 / 5

Honeydew Martini

The Honeydew Martini is a sweet and fruity cocktail that incorporates the lush flavors of melon with the crispness of...

Vodka (180ml), Triple Sec (30ml), Melon liqueur (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.67 / 5

Tequila Honey Bee

The Tequila Honey Bee is a refreshing cocktail that combines the rich, earthy flavors of tequila with the sweet, soothing...

Lemon Juice (22.5ml), Tequila (60ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash), Honey syrup (30ml)

4 ingredients
3.59 / 5

Bee's Kiss

The Bee's Kiss cocktail is a sweet and refreshing drink that features a perfect balance of honey and citrus flavors....

Honey (Tablespoon), Vodka (30ml), Lemonade (Top up), Cream (30ml)

4 ingredients
3.51 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What is mead?

Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water. It can include various additional flavorings like fruits, spices, grains, and hops.

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What flavors pair well with mead in cocktails?

Flavors like citrus, ginger, and various herbs pair well with mead, adding complexity and balance to mead-based cocktails.

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Can mead be served warm?

Yes, mead can be served warm, particularly in spiced versions like mulled mead, which is perfect for cold winter nights.

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What types of mead are available?

Mead comes in various types, including traditional mead (pure honey), melomel (honey and fruit), metheglin (honey and spices), and hydromel (more dilute version).

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Is mead gluten-free?

Yes, since mead is made primarily from fermented honey and water, it is generally gluten-free, making it a suitable choice for those with gluten sensitivities.

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