A period melomel made with cherries. Even though this mead is found throughout most of Northen Europe, it is commonly named “Vikings Blood” in the current era due to its color as well as having been shown to be imbibed or brewed in the Scandanavian regions. Due to covid and other airborne concerns, not made in period way!
Honey cordials are of a wide variety and many modern variants grace the shelves of today’s Liquor stores. Tracing a more medieval variant, however is quite difficult. This project seeks to elucidate the origins of the drink, or at the very least, dispel claims that there is one progenitor who holds its only recipe.