The Runnymede on Thames adds historical mead to its menus

by Newsdesk - Tuesday June 25, 2019 10:06 am

Long regarded as the drink of choice in medieval TV shows and movies, mead is making its way back – and will form the central ingredient for Runnymede’s two new cocktails, The Runny ‘Mead’ Martini and King John’s Dark and Stormy.

mcith_The%20Runnymede%20-%20Mead.jpgBoth cocktails will be a playful nod to The Runnymede’s neighbour – the birthplace of modern democracy and where a peace treaty was signed over 800 years ago, Magna Carta.

The oldest alcohol on record, mead has historically been regarded as having ‘magical’ effects and drunk all around the world. The Runnymede’s newest cocktail additions are made using mead from London’s only meadery, Gosnells – The Runny ‘Mead’ Martini will feature a delicious mix of Gordon’s Gin, fresh lemon juice and honey syrup, whilst the King’s John Dark and Stormy, is made up of dark rum, fresh lime juice, Angostura bitter and ginger.

The cocktails will be available to enjoy at the riverside hotel for a month.

www.runnymedehotel.com

RUNNY ‘MEAD' MARTINI 

GLASS: MARTINI GARNISH: HONEY DRIZZLER

25ML GORDON'S25ML FRESH LEMON JUICE10ML HONEY SYRUP40-50ML GOSNELLS

SHAKE THE GIN, LEMON JUICE AND HONEY SYRUP TOGETHER WITH ICE.POUR INTO A CHILLED MARTINI GLASS – TOP WITH GOSNELLS AND GARNISH WITH HONEY DRIZZLER

KING JOHN’S DARK AND STORMY   

GLASS: COPPER MUG GARNISH: HONEY DRIZZLER

50ml dark rum25ml fresh lime juice, plus a wedge to serve2 dashes of Angostura bitter5ml honey syrup (optional)Muddled gingerTopped up with Gosnells mead

GENTLY MUDDLE THE GINGER WITH THE RUM, LIME JUICE AND HONEY SYRUP.ADD BITTERS AND SHAKE.DOUBLE STRAIN INTO MUG OVER CRUSHED ICE. GARNISH WITH HONEY DRIZZLER

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