Once the drink of choice for Viking marauders and medieval kings, mead - or honey wine - is currently enjoying a renaissance in popularity. Extraordinarily versatile, the fermented honey beverage can be dry as a bone or seductively sweet, sparkling or still, fruity or spicy – just like fine wines and beers. And while it's hard to find at most neighborhood package stores, fortunately the "nectar of the gods" - as Middle Ages drinkers often called it - is easy to make at home, especially with this handy guidebook! “Making Your Own Mead” will inspire you to take up the ancient craft, and with its straightforward, easy to follow instructions, you can be sipping your own homebrew mead in a matter of weeks! It includes a basic primer on various mead making techniques plus 43 tasty recipes for brewing what some scholars consider the "world's oldest alcoholic beverage." The recipes range from basic honey wine to more complex mead varieties made by blending honey with herbs, spices, fruits, berries and other botanicals. Discover how to make fruit flavored melomels, grape based pyments, spiced metheglins and apple cysers. You’ll also find recipes for mixing up your homemade mead in classic drinks like a “honey bishop” or a “12th night wassail.” If you've ever thought about brewing your own beer or making homemade wine, consider mead instead. It's a great place to start homebrewing and yields a distinctive drink that you and your friends will enjoy countless honey drenched nights! Paperback authored by Bryan Acton and Peter Duncan with contributions from Dan Vallish; 64 pages.