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Medovukha: recipes

Medovukha: recipes

Articles 23.11.2018
Drinking based on honey syrup captivates with its soft taste and pleasant aroma.
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Medovukha: recipes

Drinking based on honey syrup captivates with its soft taste and pleasant aroma. Brewers of our time are trying to recreate the recipes that were popular in the days of Russia. Low-alcohol “cocktail” is prepared on the basis of yeast, flavoring additives and natural product of beekeeping. Fruit mash, berries, roots and herbs give new sour, spicy or sweet notes. Today, everyone can implement the recipes of antiquity. Due to the composition of the drink is characterized by a number of useful properties. We offer types of fragrant drink and the recipe of the mead that will be a great addition to a fun day in the company of friends or circle of friends.

Types and features of composition

“Cocktail” on the basis of a natural product can have various tastes depending on auxiliary components. There are such varieties of drinking honey:

  • mead set - traditional old recipe with complex brewing technique. This variety does not require the use of yeast. Honey is mixed with sour berries. The fermentation process can take up to 15 years;
  • the hearty or boiled - the main component is boiled, hops and spices are added to the barrels. According to the Scandinavian method of preparation, the drink was infused for 3-5 years, so it acquired strength and rich taste;
  • hops - mead with hops, for the preparation of which the main product was dissolved in a large amount of water and left to ferment for 3-7 days. The drink was poured on the barrels and infused in a dark place for a month;
  • fake - a variety with the addition of spices that make it unique and rich.

In modern production, other methods of preparation of hop honey are also used. Drinking alcohol or mead with yeast is different from the old recipes, but attracts with its soft taste and pleasant aroma.

Specialists of the plant “Umanpivo” were able to recreate the classic drink, which was popular in the days of Kievan Rus. “Medovar” is prepared on the basis of natural fermentation without the addition of alcohol. The composition contains no dyes, sweeteners, preservatives. 

Useful property

The use of the drink is due to the presence of natural honey. This component is rich in trace elements and compounds that have a positive effect on the body. Russia people believed that a glass of “elixir” strengthens the power and increases it. A cup of honey foamy improves digestion, lengthens the eyelid, invigorates and amuses.

Individual components (juniper, fragrant herbs, etc.) saturate the drink and other useful trace elements and substances that increase the body’s defenses, protecting against diseases and ailments.

Ancient recipe

To realize the technology of creating vintage of heady honey at home is impossible. If oak barrels are really found, as well as to create temperature fluctuations, then it is not an easy task to wait 15-20 years. But you can use a different, easier way to make mead.

To create a fragrant, delicious drink requires the following components:

  • 1 kg of honey;
  • 3 liters of water;
  • lemon zest;
  • 5 g of hops;
  • 10 g spices (cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, etc.).

Beekeeping product is filled with liquid at room temperature. The mixture is brought to a boil and stirred. Spices are added to the liquid, after which it is boiled again. In the process, it is necessary to remove the foam from the surface.

The broth is filtered and cooled. It adds yeast (100 grams). The fermentation process takes 2-3 days. At the end of this period, the drink is bottled and Matures in a dark cool place.

The degree of honey drink is formed by the holding time, the temperature of infusion and the type of related components. At home, you can brew not only sweet mead. At the heart of this drink lies a cherry syrup filled with a decoction of water and bee products. The drink is being filtered and cooled. Honey or sugar can be added on the taste.

Drink and enjoy

You already know how to make mead, but how to reveal all the taste of low-alcohol drink? It is recommended to drink it before eating. The light, soft taste of the drink can easily be overshadowed by snacks. It is served chilled, not washed down and not a snack.

Mead times of Kievan Rus could be stored in oak barrels for up to 40 years. Age gave it a unique taste, saturating with new qualities. But mead brewed at home it is not necessary to store for a long time. The optimal time is about 2 months. Much more important question is not how much you can store mead, and in what conditions?

It is not allowed to pour the broth into a plastic container. Storage in it gives an unpleasant taste and spoils the aroma. Use bottles, preferably dark glass. It is recommended to keep the drink away from sunlight at a temperature of 5-10 degrees.