Proving it's good for more than just making totally badass Trapper Keepers is mead: an ancient fermented honey wine downed by everyone from Vikings to Celts, which's now available in Miami for first time at Kill Your Idol. It's all thanks to the efforts of an intrepid Norse-mad barkeep who uncovered an outfit called B. Nektar producing it in Michigan, even though most modern-day Vikings are found in nearby Minnesota, on sex boats. Some mead facts from him you probably didn't know:
- Mead is the oldest alcoholic drink known to mankind, first popping up in the early BCs, although even a whole bottle of it couldn't make those comics funny.
- It's known as the "drink of Vikings", with great warriors believing their afterlife would be filled with nothing but women and mead -- so, basically a sex boat.
- According to Scandinavian mythology, when the two main gods weren't warring, they'd spit grape seeds into a chalice, out of which grew a person who was revered as the "wisest", and basically went around town telling everyone how they sucked. Two dwarfs killed him for running his mouth, afterwards mixing his blood with honey...to make mead.
- Thanks to its honey base, mead boasts more alcohol content than most grape-based wines, going all the way up to 18%, and likely leading you to tell people how much they suck, too. Watch out for dwarfs.
For now, KYI's got two kinds of B. Nektar on hand (Orange Blossom and Wildberry Pyment), which're available by the glass/bottle as well as in their Viking Menu that's filled with concoctions like the Valkyrie Spritzer and Odin's Sangria made with wildberry mead, vodka, triple sec, muddled strawberries/ watermelon, and OJ. They also plan to pick up a few more varieties, including one that's aged in a bourbon barrel -- which, while not quite as badass as a red Ferrari tearing through your folder, will still be a Keeper.