Easy Ransom Note Martini

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 doesn’t have that Gin Martini bite.

After the first sip, I knew this would be my next FAVORITE martini.

Easy Ransom Note Martini
Ransom Note Martini

Shopping in Charleston, SC, I browsed the Savannah Bee Company shop. They had an excellent selection of Mead in the back, something I haven’t had since my last trip to Ireland. So I picked up a couple of bottles and, when I returned home, looked for some Mead recipes.

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Ingredients you’ll need to make a Ransom Note Martini

Ransom Note Martini Ingredients
Easy Ransom Note Martini Ingredients
  • Gin
  • Mead
  • Honey
  • Lemon

Let’s keep this simple. To make a Ransom Note Martini, you’ll need gin. Bombay Sapphire is an all-around good Gin. You’ll also need Mead and honey. I purchased both at the Savannah Bee Company.

And finally, a lemon. If you don’t have fresh lemons, don’t hesitate to substitute lemon juice.

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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 minutes
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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