This is a ridiculously simple mead that was very nice in a couple of months. Arkady made a sampler, we concurred it was a spectacular success and did a couple of demijohns. The faint rose taste and smell goes wonderfully with the honey. You’ll enjoy this one.
To make one five-litre demijohn, you will need:
- About a litre of rose water. Common in Indian cooking, widely available in the UK; I just got this from the Indian aisle in Asda.
- Four 340g jars of cheapest Tesco honey.
- Warm water to top it up to about four litres.
- A heaped teaspoon of super-yeast.
I put the rose water in first, poured in honey through a funnel, shook warm water in the jars to get the remaining honey into the demijohn, topped it up to about four litres and added the yeast. Then I shook it furiously to mix it all up.
We started this on 15 March 2014 and filtered it yesterday (30 May 2014). We ended up with rocket fuel, about 13.6% ABV.