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.
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.
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