Sima (Finnish Spring Mead)

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READY IN: 18mins
SERVES: 20
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring the water to a steady boil.
  • Meanwhile, use a zester or vegetable peeler to remove the yellow outer rind from the lemons and place in a large non-metal, heatproof container.
  • Peel, or trim, off the white rind and discard.
  • Slice the lemons and place in the container with the zest. Add the brown sugar and white sugar.
  • When the water boils, add it to the container with the lemons and sugar.
  • Let it cool to lukewarm, then stir in the yeast.
  • Cover and allow to sit out at room temperature for 24-48 hours, or until surface begins to bubble slightly.
  • Strain 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.
  • Keep refrigerated and serve cool.
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