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The marvelous mixology of Mace Mead Works

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Mace Mead Works in Dayton, Wash., has a certain speakeasy coolness: The walls are scuffed red brick,  a player piano plinks in front, and through a window behind the narrow bar, you can glimpse owner Reggie Mace’s meadery. He also crafts some pretty killer honeywine cocktails tailored to sweet and dry meads alike. Here, he lets us in on the secret to mead mixology: matching the mead to the cocktail. If you’ve got a sweet mead, try a Love Me Sweetly; for dry meads, do his twist on the of-the-moment Mule.  –Jason Brick

This spin on a Moscow Mule replaces vodka with a dry mead to add flavor and flower.
Gin’s juniper tones harmonize with sweet mead’s fruit flavors.


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