When you think of bubbly drinks, there are two that probably come to mind: Champagne and sparkling cider. But there’s another option that is often overlooked—sparkling mead! Not only is it a delicious alternative to the usual drinks, but it also has a rich history that dates back centuries. Let’s take a look at this unique beverage and why you should give it a try!
The History of Sparkling Mead
Mead has been around for centuries, dating back to Ancient Greece. It was made from fermented honey and water, sometimes with added spices or herbs. In the Middle Ages, monks began producing sparkling mead as part of their religious ceremonies. The drink eventually spread throughout Europe and became popular among the upper classes. During this time, it was known as “hippocras” or “hydromel” and could be flavored with fruits or spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and more.
Today’s Sparkling Mead
Modern Day sparkling mead is produced in much the same way as before; however, it can now be found in many different flavors such as blueberry, raspberry, peach, apple cider spice blend, and more. Some producers even offer limited edition seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice or eggnog! It is sometimes sweeter than traditional wines or ciders due to its honey base but not always …
Why You Should Give Sparkling Mead a Try
Sparkling mead is an incredibly versatile beverage that can be enjoyed on its own or used in cocktails for any occasion. It pairs well with food too; try serving it with cheese plates or roasted vegetables for an extra special touch! Plus with so many different flavor options available nowadays you’re sure to find one (or five!) that you love. So why not give it a try tonight? We guarantee you won’t regret it!
Sparkling mead isn’t just delicious – it’s also full of history and tradition! From monks producing it in the Middle Ages to modern-day producers offering up unique flavor combinations – this unique beverage has something for everyone. Whether you choose to enjoy it on its own or mix up some creative cocktails – one thing’s for sure – you’ll never forget your first sip of sparkling mead! So go ahead – raise your glass and toast to something special! Cheers!