Easy Ransom Note Martini
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What are you waiting for? Time for an adventure – The Ransom Note Martini

I’m a Vodka drinker but I love this easy Ransom Note Martini recipe made with Gin and Mead, originally from the Gramercy Tavern. It is so smooth and refreshing and it doesn’t have that Gin Martini bite.

Easy Ransom Note Martini
Ransom Note Martini

So I was shopping in Charleston, SC and went into the Savannah Bee Company shop. In the back they had a nice selection of Mead, something that I haven’t had since my last trip to Ireland, which was years ago. So I picked up a couple of bottles and when I returned home looked for some Mead recipes.

Ingredients that you’ll need to make an easy Ransom Note Martini

Ransom Note Martini Ingredients
Easy Ransom Note Martini Ingredients

So, let’s keep this simple. In order to make a Ransom Note Martini you’ll need gin. I happened to have a bottle of Bombay Sapphire at the house, but Hendrick’s is also a good gin. You’ll also need Mead and honey. I picked both of them of at Savannnah Bee Company. And finally, a lemon. If you don’t have fresh lemons don’t hesitate to use lemon juice. I think the best is ReaLemon.

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Bar Tools

OXO Steel Cocktail Shaker
OXO Steel Cocktail Shaker

You can’t make a great martini without a great shaker. I have at least a dozen but this one from OXO is by far my favorite. It doesn’t leak, and the cap is a measuring cup that will measure from 1/2 ounce to 1.5 ounces. And it is dishwasher safe. You can’t go wrong with OXO.

And don’t forget the chilled martini glass. Nothing is worse than a martini in a warm glass. Check out these 2 that I highly recommend. Joy Jolt set of 6 martini glasses in multi-colors and Crafthouse by Fortessa, set of 4 martini glasses. They are both dishwasher safe. Joy Jolt is a short martini glass, good for stacking in the freezer and the Crafthouse by Fortessa is tall and elegant, but it’s harder to find a good spot to lay it down in the freezer.

Easy Ransom Note Martini
Ransom Note Martini

Easy Ransom Note Martini Directions

To make the Ransom Note Martini start by making the honey syrup. Just mix the honey with water. Pour the honey syrup, Gin, Mead and lemon juice into a shaker. Let it sit for a minute, shake for 15 seconds and pour it into a chilled martini glass. Now enjoy!

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Easy Ransom Note Martini

Ransom Note Martini

I'm a Vodka drinker but loved this Gin and Mead Martini recipe from the Gramercy Tavern. It is so smooth and refreshing and tastes delicious.
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Prep Time 6 mins
Course Drinks, Happy Hour
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Martini


  • 3/4 Ounce Honey Syrup See recipe below
  • 2 Ounces Gin Good gins are Bombay Sapphire and Hendricks
  • 1 Ounce Mead
  • 1/2 Ounce Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Chilled Martini glass
  • Ice

Honey Syrup

  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Water


Honey Syrup

  • Mix honey and water in a small bowl until blended

Ransom Note Martini

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add all ingredients and shake.
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass.


I bought my Mead at the Savannah Bee Company in downtown Charleston.
Keyword Easy, Gin, Happy Hour, Martini, Mead
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