Monday, 9 November 2009

Mellow Mead

This is a very refreshing drink, with very little alcohol.

The recipe is from the book "Full Moon Feast" by Jessica Prentice.

2/3 cup (raw) honey
1 1/2 cups water (very warm)
6 cups water
1/2 cup kefir grains (either rinsed milk kefir grains or water kefir)

Pour honey into a 2-litre jar.
Add hot water and stir to dissolve honey.Add rest of the water.Add kefir grains.
(The next step is not in the recipe, but I added 2 elderflower heads, just because I thought it might be nice.)
Cover and put in a warm spot for 1 week. (You will see the kefir grains floating from the bottom of the jar to the top, then back again, ....)
Then strain into two glass bottles. (We use wine bottles with screw tops.) Screw lids on tightly, label and let sit in the warm spot for another week. Then put in fridge and enjoy.

It's a lovely, fizzy, refreshing drink.


Julie said...

Awesome, I'm so trying this. Thanks Veg :-)

P.S Are you reusing the kefir grains afterwards for the next batch or discarding/refreshing?

Veggie Gnome said...

I'm reusing them afterwards. Don't even rinse them. When they have multiplied, I divide them and make two batches of the mellow mead.
Yes, do have a go. It's a great drink! :)