Appearance: mostly clear with a touch of chill haze which seems to cling to the sides of my glass. Faint lime juice tint but mostly light yellow. No carbonation (of course).
Nose: honey in the middle and along the sides. Salty and briny. Freshly squeezed key-lime with a rim of salt. Cactus and cactus bloom. Lemon. Eyes touch watery. Raw honeycomb mingles with dew-dropped freshly cut green grass.
Palate: ooh, interesting. Clean and sweet with powdered sugar and honey. Key lime in the middle – sweet and zippy at the same time. Cactus. More lime zips through the middle. Salty finish makes the mouth water. Gentle sweetness is almost overpowered by the saltiness. Slowly grows some warmth in the chest. Sticky lips.
Final Thoughts: as with my margaritas in real life, I’ll skip the salt please and thanks. Pretty much spot-on for a Margarita-style Melomel but the saltiness could have been toned down a notch or two.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)