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Cocktail Mead Challenge

ThrashBagwell

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Do you love cocktails and creative mead making? Why not combine the two in competition! We are carrying the torch that the MeadMakrs started with the #SodaMeadChallenge; introducing the #CocktailMeadChallenge! The idea is simple – design and craft a cocktail inspired mead and enter it into the Texas Mead Cup home competition. This will give everyone plenty of time to get ingredients, ferment and age a mead for the late fall Texas competition. How you make your cocktail-inspired mead is completely up to your creativity, though we have created the following rules to follow for our competition-within-a-competition:

1) Create and enter as many entries as you’d like
2) Enter the cocktail meads as Experimental Meads (M4C)
3) Meads should be standard strength – session doesn’t seem to fit with cocktails, while sack may be too close to actual cocktails. Any level carbonation is fine
4) Do not declare ingredients (listing honey is optional), but include what cocktail inspired your mead. Your entry name should include #CocktailMeadChallenge, the description should read “inspired by ____”
5) No actual spirits should be in your mead, but wood that has been soaked in alcohol are ok

We will post more information on entering as we get closer to the actual Texas Mead Cup entry dates. This serves as an introduction and call to action to get thinking, crafting and brewing! Leave any questions here. We look forward to seeing and hearing about your creative cocktail-inspired meads!
 

ThrashBagwell

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Good point - I think these will be served at serving temperature, not on ice. We are just piggy-backing off of the Texas Mead Cup; however they serve the meads to the judges is how these will be presented.
 

Squatchy

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Nov 3, 2014
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Why all the silly rules? Make a cocktail but don't make it cocktail strong? Let's make a bean burrito with no beans ;)
 

Maylar

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I'm having trouble finding cocktail recipes that use honey. Other than Drambuie which is just Scotch and heather honey and spices. But I dunno how to emulate that with a mead.
 

Millinger

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Maylar, maybe you should ask for some help? I know that in Texas you can find a good specialist in such a difficult question and maybe if you need some stuff for this - you can also buy something from the site, where look what I've bought (https://breweryandwine.com/for-brewing/best-conical-fermenter/). Like somebody famous said: "if you wanna be the best - you need to find such a person".