For those looking for a summer-friendly alternative to beer and cider, Honeygirl Mead's new Strawberry Mead is the perfect option. Though not officially for sale until mid-May, the fruity new beverage is sure to be a refreshing warm-weather option.
Mead is a fermented alcoholic beverage made primarily from honey. North Carolina-based Honeygirl Meadery specifically makes small-batch mead from all natural and seasonal fruits, herbs and flowers. The brand's latest project is a Strawberry Mead made from strawberries picked at the nearby McAdams Farm last May. The berries were immediately, cleaned, frozen and fermented with a couple hundred pounds of North Carolina wildflower honey in order to make the mead. The brand describes the resulting beverage as akin to "breathing in the strawberry field and sipping on the sunshine."
With its fresh, seasonal ingredients, the new Strawberry Mead from Honeygirl Meadery is likely to appeal to millennials who are eager for craft alcoholic drinks that also correspond to their affinity for all-natural products.