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Alcoholic beverages are a popular drug on Tamriel and elsewhere.
Acai Dry Mazte
Altmer Golden Pear Ale
Beer is a common beverage in Cyrodiil, produced by fermenting starch.
Bitter Remorse Ale
Blacklight Ginger Mazte
Clarified Rose Lager
Colovian Ginger Beer
Double Clarified Mazte
Drowned Sailor Ale
Ginger Wheat Beer
Honeyhips Brown Ale
Kragenmoor Zinger Mazte
Lemon Flower Mazte
Lusty Argonian Maid Mazte
Ashlander cup with mazte in it (ESO)
Narsis Wickwheat Ale
Necrom Nights Mazte
Nut Brown Ale
Old Sweetheart Stout
Palace of Kings Ginger Beer
Psijic Sage's Mazte
Red Rye Beer
Rosy Island Ale
Seven Year Beer
Sorry, Honey Lager
Stendarr's Vigilance Ginger Ale
Summer Sky Pale Ale
Sun's Dusk Ale
To make it one must stretch seventeen strings of Alfiq-gut over each barrel, then fresh boar meat is pressed onto the strings, with the brewer being careful not to let any fall before it has properly rotted. Then the meat is dusted with the finely chopped skins of the red-striped frog to make sure the crosswings are drunk and happy when they fall. This is done every month for three or more years, until there is enough meat and bugs to fill the barrel.
Enchantments and spells are used in the process as well to attract the crosswings and mimics, spells to keep out the flipbacks, tree-hoppers, and hoarvor young and spells to encourage the green mold and prevent the brown and white molds.[UOL 1]
Sweet Scamp Mazte
Timber Mammoth Ale
Tranquility Pale Ale
Vigilance Gold Ale
West Weald Wallop
Ysgramor's Harbinger Lager
Ancient Dagoth Brandy
Ancient Dagoth Brandy was fermented in the First Era by House Dagoth. Upon the resurrection of the House by the forces of Dagoth Ur in the late Third Era, the few remaining samples of the brandy came to light as a rare nectar beyond compare. It fortifies strength, while reducing agility. Special snifters were specifically designed to serve Ancient Dagoth Brandy, which concentrated the bouquet and intensified the flavor.
Cyrodilic Brandy, sometimes spelled Cyrodiilic Brandy, is an expensive, but invigorating and stimulating alcoholic beverage with few unpleasant side effects. It is made in Cyrodiil and exported across Tamriel.
Ginkgo Double Brandy
Vintage Brandy is considered a rarity, and is very expensive.
Corrupting Bloody Mara
The Corrupting Bloody Mara is a cocktail of cold blood, brimstone, wood smoke, and alcohol, this cocktail increases and speeds up the process of Vampirism.
The Cliff Racer
Purifying Bloody Mara
The Purifying Bloody Mara is a cocktail of cold blood, herbs, spices, and alcohol, this cocktail reduces the effects of Vampirism.
The Velvet LeChance
The White-Gold Tower
To make it one must:
Set several shallow pans of boiled pig's milk cream where the cat can't step on them and leave alone for a day, then stir several times per day thereafter. Strain the whey into a separate vessel, keeping the curds in their pans. Break the curds apart with a spoon, then allow the curds to dry into shards. Stir daily to keep them from spoiling. Once dry, use these shards to thicken skimmed pig's milk, or to add more cream to plain pig's milk. Bottle and let ferment for 3 weeks.
One can drink the whey immediately, or use it in other recipes.
Djinn 'n Tonic
Sour Gin Fizz
Mead (also called Nord Mead, or Honey Wine by the Altmer) is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey and water, alternatively with molasses, and sometimes strained with mashed grains. It is a very popular drink that can be found primarily in the province of Skyrim, but it can also be seen across the continent of Tamriel, as brewing is the basis of any culture. Mead is very popular among the Nords of Solstheim, who usually import it from mainland Skyrim. Meaderies across the provinces have their own ingredients and recipes, mixing in their own spices and fruits like Juniper Berries.
Black-Briar Mead is a beverage produced in the Skyrim city of Riften. Circa 2E 582, Black-Briar Mead was an especially potent drink popular with the local Nords, which was shipped as far abroad as Ebonheart during the days of the Ebonheart Pact. In the Fourth Era, production of Black-Briar Mead resumed in Skyrim when the Black-Briar family of Riften attempted to gain a foothold in the mead industry. Its major competitor was Honningbrew Mead, although by 4E 201 Honningbrew had been eliminated and Black-Briar obtained a monopoly on production. Black-Briar Reserve is a higher quality, more expensive, and more potent mead, although the brewery has been known to simply fill the bottles with regular mead.
Another known varient is the Blackbriar 195 Berry-Blend
- 15 pounds dark Molasses that has been left uncovered for a week
- 4 gallons spring water
- 1 handfull of camaralet grapes
- 1 handfull of dried red grapes
- 2 fingers of yeast
Dragon's Breath Mead
Dragon's Breath Mead is a type of mead found in Skyrim.
Kyne's Kiss is a heather mead favored by veteran warriors. It is affectionately referred to as Kyne's Kick for its ability to knock the largest Nord onto his or her arse after just a few frothy horns. It requires:
- The juice of 12 pounds of camarelt, strained through a linen cloth
- 4 gallons spring water
- 4 handfuls of ground healther seeds
- 2 handfuls of dried red grapes
- 1 handful of dried white grapes
- 1 handful of fresh jazbay grapes (removed from stem)
Rosethorn Mead is a mead produced at one point for Rosethorn Hall, a manor in Skingrad. It drains intelligence and willpower, while fortifying strength and endurance.
Voljar's Mead is a darkmead with an earthy flavor, produced in Voljar's Meadery in Eastmarch. It requires:
- 12 pounds wildflower honey
- 5 gallons spring water
- 4 handfulls of dried grasa grapes
- 2 handfulls of crushed red grapes with the skins and stems
Voljar's Special Blend
Voljar's Special Blend is a smooth, lightly sweet mead with a touch of spice, produced in Voljar's Meadery in Eastmarch. It requires:
- 16 pounds pure appleblossom honey
- 5 gallons spring water
- 2 handfuls amber malt
- 2 fingers of hallertau hops
Voljar Vintage Liqueur
Voljar Vintage Liqueur is a signature mead of Voljar's Meadery. It requires:
- 15 pounds select wild honey
- 5 gallons spring water
- 2 gallons of strong wheat mash
- 2 handfuls of snowberries
It is prepared as usual for meads, but after fermentation, is distilled and aged for 1 to 3 years in cold-oak barrels.
Alabaster Honey Rum
Moon-Sugar Rum is a type of rum commonly drunk by Khajiit.
Stros M'Kai Rum
Sujamma is a Dunmer liquor native to Morrowind. It is extremely potent, resulting in elevated spirits and increased strength and stamina, but reduced stamina regeneration and vastly reduced intelligence. A Dunmer named Geldis Sadri, who lived in Raven Rock in the Fourth Era, created his own, more potent sujamma formula which had better taste.
Comely Wench Whiskey
Crow's Nest Rye
Crystal Tower Whiskey
Daedric Lava Whiskey
Daedric Lava Whiskey is a beverage originating in the Deadlands, the realm of Mehrunes Dagon. It was discovered by the adventurer Rindsey during his expedition to the realm. Drinking the whiskey temporarily paralyzes and causes the imbiber to burst into flames, but it also functions as a powerful health potion, which more than negates the damage done by the flames. A Dremora Lord is temporarily summoned to protect the imbiber.
Dragontail Blended Whisky
Old Clear-Eye Whiskey
Senche-Tiger Single Malt
Wide-Eye Double Rye
Yokudan Sorrow Bourbon
Wine is a common alcoholic beverage produced by fermenting grapes.
Alto Wine is a common wine found across Skyrim.
Argonian Bloodwine is a beverage produced by Talan, an alchemist-turned-vintner and the brother of Tamika. It requires Bergamot Seeds, Foxglove Nectar and a White Seed Pod. It results in a resistance to poison and disease as well as the ability to breath underwater, although it also damages stamina regeneration.
Balmora Blue Wine
Balmora Blue is an illicit drink that was sold in Morrowind for many years, even after the destruction of the river city it was named after. It is first made with Moon Sugar but other ingredients are added to it to increase its potency. For the longest time, it was a black market commodity, but after Balmora's destruction in 4E 5, it became extremely valuable. Anyone that was caught with it would be imprisoned for several years. They were originally made and marked by the Balmora Blue vineyards.
Sickly Bernice, a madwoman who runs a taphouse in Crucible in the Shivering Isles, is responsible for several types of wine found across the realm. Bernice's Alley Wine, Bernice's Roofwater Wine and Bernice's Summer Wine are known varieties.
Cheap Wine is popular across Cyrodiil.
Clarified Syrah Wine
Clavicus Vines Chenin Blanc
Colovian Battlecry is a beverage produced by Talan, an alchemist-turned-vintner and the brother of Tamika.
- Bog Beacon Asco
- Cinnabar Polypore Red
- Cinnabar Polypore Yellow
Dream Madeira is a fancy wine that is sold in Cyrodiil.
Emberbrand Wine is a powerful and highly addictive wine, with most men barely being able to finish one flask without falling asleep.
Fellmoor Wine is type of wine found in the Shivering Isles, varients include:
- Fellmoor Red Wine
- Fellmoor Spore Wine
- Fellmoor Swamp Wine
Fifth Legion Porter
Fine Elf Wine
Flowing Bowl Green Port
Frostdew Blanc is a beverage produced by Talan, an alchemist-turned-vintner and the brother of Tamika. It requires:
- Aloe Vera Leaves ×2
- Green Stain Cup Cap ×2
Hello Handsome Porter
Imperial Mulled Wine
Many Imperials have found Skyrim's climate difficult to bear, so when one enterprising garrison cook whipped up this hot drink to help ward off the northern chill, it quickly gained popularity across the region and beyond. It makes use of a few Imperial ingredients that must be imported, but its warming qualities are considered well worth the extra expense.
Kvatch Watch Grenache
Julianos Firebelly is a beverage produced by Talan, an alchemist-turned-vintner and the brother of Tamika.
- Sacred Lotus Seed
- Lady's Smock Leaves ×2
Port Hunding Pinot Noir
Saint Pelin's Tawny Port
Shadowbanish Wine is a notoriously rare collection of wine that was made for the Imperial Legion throughout Cyrodiil. It was made by an expert alchemist that was also a vintner, back when the ruined forts throughout the province were still active. The magic imbued in the wine gifted the drinkers with night eye, for late-night surveillance on cold nights. In 2E 582, the Shadowbanish Vintners was a group active in the Interregnum who held wine-tasting parties in Trader's Cove. In 3E 433, a wine collector from Weye tasked an adventurer to find the last of the wine in the various ruins throughout Cyrodiil. These locations span across the province, from Fort Grief to Fort Vlastarus. Eventually, six bottles of Shadowbanish Wine was recovered and added to the collection.
- Five Isles reserve blend
- Sour Guar Shein
Sparkling Honeydew is a beverage produced by Talan, an alchemist-turned-vintner and the brother of Tamika.
- Lavender Sprig ×2
- Summer Bolete ×2
Spicy Wyress Wine
Stumblfoot's Reserve is a beverage produced by Talan, an alchemist-turned-vintner and the brother of Tamika. It requires:
- Flax Seeds ×2
Surilie Brothers Wine
Surilie Bros. White Merlot
Surilie Syrah Wine
Sweet and Sour Port
Tamika's West Weald Wine
Tamika's West Weald Wine is a Skingrad wine named for the region of the West Weald where it is produced. It was made by the famed Redguard vintner Tamika. Particularly good vintages include Tamika Vintage 415 and Tamika Vintage 399.
Tears of Amaya
Valenwood Wine is a wine made in Valenwood, it was illegal to import it into Imperial territory during the Tiber Wars. Imperial Governer Amiel Richton liked this wine to the point where he allowed smugglers to operate under his rule to keep his cellars stocked with it.
Velothi View Vintage Malbec
Yerba Syrah Wine
White-Gold Tower is a light white wine known for its crisp taste and fragrant bouquet.
- The Battle of the Ale — A drinking song
- Nord Drinking Song — A song on forgetting life's problems
- Mead, Mead, Mead! — A drinking song about mead
- Red Mountain Drinking Song — A praise of drink in the face of a volcanic eruption
- The Orc Song — An anti-Orc drinking song
- The Balladeer's Fakebook — Popular Western drinking songs
- King Farangel's Beer Ballad — A drinking song dedicated to the first king of Wayrest
- Thenephan's Mysteries of Mead by Daria Thenephan — On the intricacies of creating and consuming Nord mead
- On the Brewing of Dark Meat Beer by Anonymous Bosmeri Brewer — Instructions on brewing Bosmeri alcohol with insects and meat
- Ancient Dagoth Brandy Snifter in ESO
- A Dance in Fire — Waughin Jarth
- Aunt Anela's Cookbook — Aunt Anela
- Haxal's dialogue in ESO
- Elmus Favor quest in Skyrim
- Provision Requests
- Master Assistant Materials Acquirer Pacrooti Answers Your Questions — Pacrooti
- Daedric Lava Whiskey in Oblivion
- Erikur's dialogue in Skyrim
- Balmora Blue Wine quest item description in ESO
- Battlehorn Wine, Rare Vintage
- Lord Kelvyn's Will — Lord Kelvyn
- A Trader's Eye for Fashion — Madam Firilanya
- Captain Veleth's dialogue in Dragonborn
- Inaya's dialogue in ESO
- Nerussa's dialogue in Oblivion
- Sacrament: Trader's Cove daily quest in ESO: Dark Brotherhood
- A Venerable Vintage quest in Oblivion
- From the notes of Adolos Darethi, Shein connoisseur — Adolos Darethi
- Southern Wine in Dawnstar
- Gaston Surilie's dialogue in Oblivion
- Tears of Amaya quest item description in ESO
- Urik's dialogue in Redguard
- Theilul from The Infernal City — Gregory Keyes
Note: the following references are not from official sources. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.
- The Dreadful Theft of the Sun's Dusk Ale, The Imperial Library