Alcoholic beverages are a popular drug on Tamriel and elsewhere. The Brewers Guild and the Vintners Guild are both officially sanctioned guilds that specialize in both beer and wine respectively. They were given approval by the Akaviri-Potentate, Versidue-Shaie when he signed the Guild Act in 2E 321. Saint Seryn the Merciful is the Dunmeri patron saint of brewers and distillers.
Acai Dry MazteEdit
Altmer Golden Pear AleEdit
Beer is a common beverage in Cyrodiil, produced by fermenting starch.
Bitter Remorse AleEdit
Blacklight Ginger MazteEdit
Clarified Rose LagerEdit
Colovian Ginger BeerEdit
Double Clarified MazteEdit
Drowned Sailor AleEdit
Ginger Wheat BeerEdit
Honeyhips Brown AleEdit
Kragenmoor Zinger MazteEdit
Lemon Flower MazteEdit
Lusty Argonian Maid MazteEdit
Ashlander cup with mazte in it (ESO)
Narsis Wickwheat AleEdit
Necrom Nights MazteEdit
Nut Brown AleEdit
Old Sweetheart StoutEdit
Palace of Kings Ginger BeerEdit
Psijic Sage's MazteEdit
Red Rye BeerEdit
Rosy Island AleEdit
Seven Year BeerEdit
Sorry, Honey LagerEdit
Stendarr's Vigilance Ginger AleEdit
Summer Sky Pale AleEdit
Sun's Dusk AleEdit
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 MazteEdit
Timber Mammoth AleEdit
Tranquility Pale AleEdit
Vigilance Gold AleEdit
West Weald WallopEdit
Ysgramor's Harbinger LagerEdit
Ancient Dagoth BrandyEdit
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 BrandyEdit
Vintage Brandy is considered a rarity, and is very expensive.
Ciders are a common drink in High Rock and amongst the Reachmen.
Reach ciders range from dark, musty, and sweet. Depending on the variety of apples used and the time of year they're pressed. Apple orchards are few and far between in the Reach, but plenty of wild apples grow in the forests and river valleys. The clans that live in those regions each have their own preferred method for brewing up their favorite cider.
Voljar's Honey CiderEdit
Corrupting Bloody MaraEdit
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 RacerEdit
Purifying Bloody MaraEdit
The Purifying Bloody Mara is a cocktail of cold blood, herbs, spices, and alcohol, this cocktail reduces the effects of Vampirism.
The Velvet LeChanceEdit
The White-Gold TowerEdit
Djinn 'n TonicEdit
Sour Gin FizzEdit
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.
Klef is a drink mainly drunk by Reachmen, it is produced using fermented sheep's milk. Most non-Reachmen cannot stomach it without being sick, and even most Reachmen hate it and only drink it to get drunk due to the lack of other alcohol available.
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 variant 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 MeadEdit
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.
Sylph-Mead is a mead that is produced in the Glister Vale Hiveworks in Auridon.
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 BlendEdit
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 LiqueurEdit
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 RumEdit
Stros M'Kai RumEdit
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 WhiskeyEdit
Crow's Nest RyeEdit
Crystal Tower WhiskeyEdit
Daedric Lava WhiskeyEdit
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 WhiskyEdit
Old Clear-Eye WhiskeyEdit
Senche-Tiger Single MaltEdit
Wide-Eye Double RyeEdit
Yokudan Sorrow BourbonEdit
Alto Wine is a common wine found across Skyrim. The fictional series by Reven talks about Alto Wine. It is made from Jazbay grapes, which grow in the volcanic tundra of Eastmarch that was at one point called "The Aalto". Reven's Warrior mentions a privately owned vineyard in The Aalto, which produced wine. Alto Wine was at one point rare and extremely expensive, and the Emperor required the Elder Council's permission to have a glass of it once a year.
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 breathe underwater, although it also damages stamina regeneration.
Balmora Blue WineEdit
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 WineEdit
Clavicus Vines Chenin BlancEdit
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, varieties include:
- Fellmoor Red Wine
- Fellmoor Spore Wine
- Fellmoor Swamp Wine
Fifth Legion PorterEdit
Fine Elf WineEdit
Flowing Bowl Green PortEdit
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 PorterEdit
Imperial Mulled WineEdit
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 GrenacheEdit
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 NoirEdit
Saint Pelin's Tawny PortEdit
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 WineEdit
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 WineEdit
Surilie Bros. White MerlotEdit
Surilie Syrah WineEdit
Sweet and Sour PortEdit
Tamika's West Weald WineEdit
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 AmayaEdit
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 MalbecEdit
Yerba Syrah WineEdit
White-Gold Tower is a light white wine known for its crisp taste and fragrant bouquet.
A Bosmer drink.
- 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
- History of the Fighters Guild
- Lives of the Saints — Tribunal Temple
- Ancient Dagoth Brandy Snifter in ESO
- Dockmaster's Lament
- Drinks of the Reach — Fjoridda of Voljar's Meadery
- Haxal's dialogue in ESO: Murkmire
- A Dance in Fire — Waughin Jarth
- Aunt Anela's Cookbook — Aunt Anela
- Elmus Favor quest in Skyrim
- Provision Requests
- Brengolin's dialogue in ESO
- Master Assistant Materials Acquirer Pacrooti Answers Your Questions — Pacrooti
- Khunzar-ri: Tales, One — Aneshi, Keeper of Legends for the 16 Kingdoms
- Daedric Lava Whiskey in Oblivion
- Torval description in Arena
- Warrior — Reven
- Herbalist's Guide to Skyrim — Agneta Falia
- Erikur's dialogue in Skyrim
- Balmora Blue Wine quest item description in ESO
- Battlehorn Wine, Rare Vintage
- Lord Kelvyn's Will — Lord Kelvyn
- Cheeses of Tamriel — Master Chef Gilbard Larocque
- Bottle of First Era Collequiva in ESO
- 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
- Finnegil's dialogue in ESO
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 — Rascien Wickersly