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Bottles of industrially manufactured Lithuanian mead (Midus)

Midus is a type of Lithuanian mead, an alcoholic beverage made of grain, honey and water. Balts were making mead for thousands of years.[1] Old Lithuanian mead was made from a solution of honey and water simmered with various spices, such as thyme, lemon, cinnamon, cherries, linden blossoms, juniper berries, and hops.[2] Today Midus is produced by several companies and is to be found in the majority of liquor shops in the US and supermarkets in Lithuania.


  1. ^ Antanas Astrauskas (2008), „Per barzdą varvėjo...“: svaigiųjų gėrimų istorija Lietuvoje ISBN 978-9955-23-141-7
  2. ^ Kublickas, Rimantas (2016). "Midus: A Traditional Lithuanian Mead". Traditional Foods. pp. 339–343. doi:10.1007/978-1-4899-7648-2_27. ISBN 978-1-4899-7646-8.