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Bit by a Fox Podcast

The Bit by a Fox Podcast is all about booze. Each week, host Prairie Rose, founder of the award winning spirits and cocktail blog Bit by a Fox, will talk cocktails, drinking culture, imbibing through history, and what’s trending today in the world of intoxicants. She’ll talk to the personalities behind the booze, experts in their field, and supercool people who are fun to drank with. They’ll chat about the trends, how we got here, and the ultimate cocktail party fodder - the hidden stories behind the booze. Follow the Bit by a Fox blog for updates, recipes and show news. And @bitbyafox on Instagram for behind the scenes. Hosted by Prairie Rose. Produced and engineered by Anna Tivell. Music from Human Worldwide.

Jul 13, 2018

This week we’re talking about the oldest adult beverage known to man: MEAD. You’ve probably read about it in some romantic tale - it’s one of the most documented boozy beverages in history - and maybe you’ve had a chance to try it, but many are still unfamiliar with this storied drink of fermented honey. Our guest this week is award-winning author and spirits expert, Fred Minnick who's just written the book Mead: The Libations, Legends and Lore of History’s Oldest Drink. Take a listen and find out what all the buzz is about.

This week's cocktail, created by Fred Minnick and Jeremy Johnson, owner of Meta in Louisville, Kentucky, is the Mead Vesper - basically a Vesper cocktail with the addition of mead. 

Mead Vesper
1 ounce of Gin
1 ounce of Vodka
.25 ounce of oxymel mead
.25 ounce of vermouth
lemon twist and cocktail glass
Stir all the ingredients over ice until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.