Two batches of mead, brewing on my kitchen desk. One is made of blackberry blossom honey, and the other is pumpkin blossom honey with cinnamon.
Have you ever had mead? It's like summer in a glass. Like sitting in the sunshine on a not-too-hot-but-just-hot-enough day, with no worries, just listening to the bees humming in the flowers.
But potent? Oh my sainted aunt, is it ever! You read about the Vikings quaffing it by the tankard full - if that's the case, then I have a very high respect for their ability to hold their liquor. It doesn't take much to help you drift off into a very sound, relaxing sleep.