The DeepMinistry of Mead The Deep Purple Mead

The Deep is a purple hue that is almost black.

Those who grew up with a smoke on the water soundtrack youth will get the name reference, otherwise, it still works well to describe this Mead.

It is not just the colour that is deep, the flavour profile is also. Big hits of unfamiliar, yet enticing herbs, roots and spices all sitting alongside a big hit of juniper creates a unique flavour experience that many become totally immersed in.

The ingredient list is made up of ingredients that featured in certain tonics and cures. This is inline with the tradition of a metheglin being a source of herbal remedies and cures. We make no such claims here, in some ways there is even some tongue in cheek to this ingredient list. 

It is nicely balanced and will please many.



  • Forest honey
  • Butterfly Pea Flower - (Clitoria ternatea)
  • Juniper (Juniperus communis)
  • Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
  • Passion Flower - (Passiflora incarnata) 
  • Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
  • Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium saggitatum)
  • Oris Root - (Iris germanica)
  • Coriander Seeds (Coriandum sativum)
  • Angelica Root (Angelica archangelica)
  • Lemon Rind (Citrus limon)


Using this amazing Mead in Cocktails.

The Deep Kiss
Coat the rim of a cocktail glass in lemon sherbet sugar, half fill with the Deep Mead, drop an orange ring twist on it, serve with a glint in your eyes.

Deep Martini - Swap your ratios around on this to get it just right.
1 nip (1 part) Ministry of Mead Deep Mead, 2 oz (2 parts) Gin

Into a shaker with ice and given a good shake to get it cold, pour it into a martini glass through a strainer garnish with an olive and a lemon twist.

We really like to mix this with Craftworks Distillery Gin which is bright and fresh and full of Rosemary and Lemon. The Gin from Karu Distillery has a similar profile and also works nicely. An international Gin that really impresses is Kimerud Wild Grade Gin from Norway, this takes us to an icy Nordic field.