Ingredients: Lunazul Reposado Tequila, Pellegrino Grapefruit Soda, blueberry mead, salted rim, lime garnish
Mead is essentially wine made from fermented honey, and the ancient Greeks referred to it as “nectar of the gods.” While delicious in its own right, mead also makes an unexpected yet welcome addition to cocktails– give it a try and you’ll understand the hype.
The Blue Moon Paloma is a fan favorite at Honey Moon, and at first glance, its vibrant colors are reminiscent of a late-spring sunset. Better yet, this cocktail is every bit as tasty as it looks. Adding a splash of blueberry mead to a well-loved pairing (in this case tequila and grapefruit soda) gives the drink additional sweetness and depth, taking it from ordinary to truly memorable.
Honey Moon’s blueberry mead is made with locally grown blueberries and tastes similar to a fruity red wine when sipped on its own. While this might sound like an unusual choice for a paloma ingredient, the resulting flavor combo– citrusy, fizzy, and slightly sweet– just makes sense. The Blue Moon Paloma puts a creative spin on a classic springtime refresher, and whether or not you’re a mead connoisseur, this bubbly cocktail is sure to brighten your day. 1053 N. State St., Bellingham, 360.734.0728, honeymoonmeads.com