As already mentioned, mead does quite well standing on its own legs. Serve it hot, cold on its own, or on the rocks, with or without garnishes of choice. Its adaptability, though, makes it a creative and tasty ingredient for wine highballs, spritzers, and sangrias.
Substitute mead for recipes that call for wine for a heady punch. Add it to vodka, rum, or gin with a cocktail mix for an original mixed drink.
However you choose to serve mead as a drink, beware of this beguiling and seemingly innocent nectar of the gods. Real mead should carry 14 to 15 percent alcohol content. Add that to its honey base, and it can carry clout for the uninitiated.