The site where I found this said it's fine for kids if they drink it as soon as the raisins start to float, but it becomes slightly intoxicating as it ferments.
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- 1Bring the water to a steady boil.
- 2Meanwhile, use a zester or vegetable peeler to remove the yellow outer rind from the lemons and place in a large non-metal, heatproof container.
- 3Peel, or trim, off the white rind and discard.
- 4Slice the lemons and place in the container with the zest. Add the brown sugar and white sugar.
- 5When the water boils, add it to the container with the lemons and sugar.
- 6Let it cool to lukewarm, then stir in the yeast.
- 7Cover and allow to sit out at room temperature for 24-48 hours, or until surface begins to bubble slightly.
- 8Strain the liquid into clean containers about 1 quart in size. Add 5-6 raisins and 1 tsp sugar to each container. Seal tightly and refrigerate 2-5 days, or until raisins float to the surface.
- 9Keep refrigerated and serve cool.
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Nutritional Facts for Sima (Finnish Spring Mead)
Serving Size: 1 (209 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 20
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 44.3
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 6.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 12.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
- Sugars 10.6 g
- Protein 0.1 g