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Sparkling Mead

Ingredients
  Honey 4 Pound
  Lemon 2 , juiced
  Water 6 Pint
  Tea 1 Cup (16 tbs), cold
  Yeast nutrient 1 Teaspoon (As Needed)
  Yeast 1 Teaspoon (Champagne, As Needed)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon (As Needed)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a saucepan, heat water to 160°F, stir in the honey and mix in thoroughly.
2) Allow the honey mixture to cool to 70 °F and add in, lemon juice, nutrients, champagne yeast and tea.
3) Put the lid on and place in the warm place to ferment for 3 days.
4) Pass the yeast mixture through cheesecloth.
5) Transfer the rosehip mixture into fermentation jar and fit with air-lock lid.
6) Allow to ferment and rack the mead twice at intervals of 6 weeks.

FINALIZING
7) Transfer the mead into the champagne bottles and add little champagne yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar per bottle.
8) Secure with a cylindrical cork wired down tightly.
9) Leave to mature for 1 year.

SERVING
10) Serve chilled

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Beverage
Method: 
Fermented
Occasion: 
Wedding
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Honey
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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