The Ben Franklin

The Benjamin Franklin

Courtesy of Mint Gastropub, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

“Mead [can be used] as either the star of the show or as the equalizer for complexity in multi-ingredient cocktails,” says Domenico Lombardo, founder/executive chef of Mint Gastropub. “The better the mead, the better the drink. Bergamot-scented Earl Grey mead from nearby Colony Meadery plays nicely with Bourbon and honey syrup, like a more potent version of afternoon tea.”

  • 1½ ounces Bourbon
  • 1 ounce Colony Meadery Earl Grey mead
  • ¼ ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce honey syrup
  • Twist of lemon, for garnish

Stir all ingredients except garnish over ice. Strain into a footed goblet with a single large cube of ice. Garnish with the lemon twist.

Published on September 28, 2016