Sima, also known as Finnish spring mead, is a lightly fermented lemonade typically enjoyed during May Day celebrations. Try this refreshing beverage and tell us how you liked it!
How to Make Honey Sima At HomeCourse: Fermented DrinksCuisine: FinnishDifficulty: Easy
2-3 organic lemons
2 quarts filtered water
1/2 cup raw organic honey
1/16 teaspoon champagne yeast
20 organic raisins
- Thinly slice lemons.
- In a large pot, bring water to a boil.
- Remove water from heat and add the lemons.
- Let mixture sit until lukewarm, then add in the honey and yeast and stir.
- Pour into 2 quart-sized glass jars, dividing the lemons between the two jars. Add raisins (10 to each jar) and cover with cheesecloth or coffee filter.
- Let the sima sit for 8-12 hours. By then, tiny bubbles should have formed around the perimeter of the jars and the raisins should be floating.
- Strain the lemons and raisins out and pour liquid into flip-top bottles or into two quart-sized glass jars. Cap tightly and let stand at room temperature for 3 days to build carbonation.
- After three days, pop in the refrigerator and enjoy cold!
- Garnish with mint or rosemary for a sophisticated beverage.
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