Sorrel Mead Recipe D.I.Y. - Build The Bottle

Sorrel Mead Recipe D.I.Y.

Sorrel Mead Recipe D.I.Y.
Sorrel Mead Recipe D.I.Y.

Sorrel Mead Recipe D.I.Y.

Hey Guys and Gals!

Are you looking for an awesome Sorrel Mead Recipe? You now have no reason to look any further; you have just found what you have been looking for!


  • 3 quarts of water water
  • 4.5 oz dried sorrel sepals
  • 2″ of dried china ginger
  • 10 cloves
  • 2 tsp allspice berries
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 orange peel from one small orange
  • lemon peel from one lemon
  • 2 tsp mace
Step 2
  • 3 lbs of honey (1 quart) to carboy. 
  • Yeast Nutrient
  • Wyeast 1388 yeast. (SG ~1.120)


Step 1

Combined all the ingredient together and bring the mixture to boil for 10 minutes.

Take the mixture off the heat. Once it has cooled, place in the fridge over night.

Step 2
  • yeast

Prepare a 1L yeast starter by stirring the yeast into the water then let mixture stand in cup for 15 minutes.

Make sure it is bubbling and then you will add it to your mead.

Add in your yeast nutrient.

After 24-48 hours it should start bubbling.

Fermentation Through Bottling Your Sorrel Mead Recipe

Make sure your primary has about a gallon of water in it otherwise fill it now.

Just be careful that your carboy is around a third empty leaving space for frothing and foaming.

Let it ferment. Rack the mead off the fruit to your secondary carboy after 6-7 days when the frothing has slowed down.

Congratulations, You Have Completed Making this Awesome Sorrel Mead!

You now need a bottle and a label which are cool enough to compliment your hard work. Honestly, if you put it into a cheap bottle, people will make fun of you. BUT, if it looks good, people will rave about it!

Notes on Utensils and Ingredients

  • Glass is always preferable when working with strong alcohol. Avoid plastic as much as possible.
  • Use organic ingredients to avoid pesticide residues.

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Binyomin Terebelo, Master Distiller and Drinkoligist

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Written by Binyomin Terebelo
I love hearing from you about why you love something I wrote or published or a recipe I don't know. I am Master Distiller at Terebelo Distillery, Love all things alcohol. Freelance for Grogmag and blog recipes for Weekend Rabbi too.
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