- "Maple mead may go down smooth and sweet, but it destroys cell membranes coming back up."
- ―A warning Miles doesn't give to Martin
- "Maple mead? The most disgusting, gut-destroying, guerilla attack-beverage ever brewed by man?"
- ―Ivan Vorpatril about one of the ingredients of the Maple Ambrosia
Maple mead was an alcoholic beverage produced in the Vorkosigan District on Barrayar. It was considered the toughest, roughest alcoholic drink in the universe.
Combined with bug butter, it became a very popular confection on Barrayar known as Maple Ambrosia.