Midsummer Ritual Mead

Ingredients:

  • 2½ gallons water
  • 1 cup meadowsweet herb
  • 1 cup woodruff sprigs
  • 1 cup heather flowers
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup barley malt
  • 1 ounce brewer's yeast

Directions

Pour water into a large cauldron. Bring to a boil and add herbs and cloves. Boil for an hour and add honey, brown sugar, and barley malt. Stir thirteen times in a clockwise direction and remove from heat.

Strain through a cheesecloth and allow the mead to cool. Stir in brewer's yeast. Cover with a towel and let stand for one day and night.

Strain, bottle, and store in a cool place until ready to serve.

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