Something Pink (Raspberry and Cranberry Mead)

Yesterday I conducted a culinary experiment! Starting from the basic mead recipe I’ve always used I made some additions to create a Raspberry and Cranberry Mead. So without further ado here is what I used:

  • 1 litre Cranberry Juice
  • 500g Frozen Raspberries
  • 1.5kg Honey
  • 3 (and a bit) litres of Water
  • Lime juice
  • Yeast

First I sterilised everything, then in a pan warmed up the raspberries in 1 litre of water and smushed them up a bit. In a bigger pan I began warming the cranberry juice and strained the raspberry mush into it. (Leaving behind this delicious looking gloop).

Next into the big pan went the honey. Once the mixture was warm and well mixed, into the demijohn it went with a splash of lime juice. After it cooled to room temperature the yeast was added. So now its just a waiting game until its ready. The pre-fermented mix tasted amazing, lets hope that remains. Hope simple was that!?

Finally,  as I wrote this yesterday and as Kim and I watched Jurassic Park, on a lazy Sunday afternoon I was enjoying a pint of that beer I started a few weeks ago… Aaaand its good!

Cheers!

 

 

 

16 Responses to “Something Pink (Raspberry and Cranberry Mead)”

  1. Andrew Markwick

    That’s way cool! You should bring some of your wares into the office one time :) By the way, how come your photos always look so vibrant and colourful? What’s the secret?!

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    • Adam

      I’ll be bring some in… Probably after Xmas, when it’s ready! : D . The secret of the vibrant pictures is this … 1) borrow Kim’s camera, 2) let her work her photo magic on them, 3) await a .zip file of awesome images!

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  2. Christina Burge

    That looks like something even I could do! How long do you need to leave it before it is meady goodness?

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    • Adam

      A few weeks in the demijohn… until the bubbling stops. Then it needs transferring into bottles and leaving to settle and ‘mature’ for a few months. This pink one has gone insane… its bubbling like crazy and has made our kitchen stink of booze :D!

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  3. Ella

    I’m curious— how did this turn out? Wanting to make a pink mead for a signature drink at my wedding
    … thanks !

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    • Adam

      This turned out nicely, so much so we made a second batch. Sharp and sweet… worth a try.

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  4. Vicky

    where does the other 2 liters of water go? How much yeast do you put in?

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    • Adam

      There was about 4.5 ltrs of water which is 8 pints which is a gallon (UK). Any loss is from evaporation during heating :)
      For yeast 7g is my standard.

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  5. Bryan Deborde

    Hi. We have followed your receip and its bubbling away first time here lol. How long entill I can rack it or should I. There is some sediment in the bottom of our jug thanks any thing futher would be appreciated greatly.

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    • Adam

      HI, I would rack it once the bubbling stops. I find they get better with ages, so I suggest leaving it for a few months at least.

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