Henry B. Scammell, CYCLOPEDIA OF VALUABLE RECEIPTS, 1897. This could be the Bower’s Centennial Mead mentioned in OUR SHOW. It might have been a Temperance Mead (like this one?), but there were stronger versions as well.
Recipe for Centennial Mead, CYCLOPEDIA OF VALUABLE RECEIPTS, 1897, Temperance Mead, beverages