Mango Mead-fashioned

It’s that time of year when the cold weather finally sets in and winter is in full swing. You adorn your pet in a cute flannel sweater, and we go on the hunt for the perfect winter cocktail! We're always striving to find a yummy buddy for your seasonal concoction and figured everyone could use a good drink after the Holiday season. And in our opinion, cheese is the perfect drinking companion. We've also teamed up with our friends at WA_Meadwerks for something extra special!

Mango Mead-Fashioned Cocktail

The Bourbon Smash gets an upgrade! The mead makes for a smooth cocktail while bourbon provides body.

Ingredients

  • 3 slices of Mango
  • 2 tablespoons honey syrup (directions below)
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 orange peel
  • 1 ½ ounces Mitternacht (Meadwerks Mango Mead!)
  • 1 ounce Bourbon
  • Splash of water

Directions Combine Mango slices, honey syrup, bitters and orange peel in a large rocks glass. Muddle together, mashing the blackberries. Add a single 2-inch by 2-inch ice cube, followed by the mead, Bourbon and water. Using a cocktail spoon, stir for 30 seconds.

For the Honey Syrup Combine a ¼ cup wildflower honey and a ¼ cup water in a small saucepan. Heat until dissolved (no more than 1 minute).

Pairing this gorgeous cocktail with an oozy, decadent, salty triple creme couldn’t be more fitting. Because of the sweeter flavors in the cocktail, selecting a nice salty cheese to balance it makes perfect pairing sense! For this, the obvious choice is Delice De Bourgogne with its delightfully salted whipped cream, and mushroomy, buttery goodness. This 7 oz round of delight is perfect when shared between two, and small enough to take on any trip where drinks may be served!