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Holiday Fruitcake Mead

Holiday Fruitcake Mead

Holiday Fruitcake Mead Recipe! This could be our BEST mead recipe ever! It took almost a year to make this video, and a lot of individual pieces, and a lot of testing and experimenting, but… we did it. It’s pretty amazing really. Watching an idea unfold and expand into what you imagined is just a really cool thing, and we are very proud of this mead recipe!

Wikipedia tell us that:

Fruitcake or fruit cake is a cake made with candied or dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and optionally soaked in spirits. In the United Kingdom, certain rich versions may be iced and decorated.

Fruitcakes are usually served in celebration of weddings and Christmas. Given their rich nature, fruitcakes are most often consumed on their own, as opposed to with condiments (such as butter or cream). Fruit cake is different to fruit bread, but may share similar toppings and mixtures.”

It’s origins go back to ancient Rome!

Holiday Fruitcake Mead Recipe


3 lbs (1.36 kg) Honey (we used Wildflower)

100 grams (roughly 15) Deglet Nour Pitted Dates: https://amzn.to/3Ru85wM

200 grams (10) Sun dried Figs: https://amzn.to/3Ru8bo8

2 grams Fermaid O: https://amzn.to/3tvrJjM

2 Pinches Dried Zest (we used Rangpur Lime Zest)

1/4 teaspoon Wine Tannin: https://amzn.to/41o0m7X

3/4 gallon (2.839 liters) Water

1/2 packet Mangrove Jack’s MO5 Yeast: https://amzn.to/4anzqZY


1 teaspoon Yeast Hulls (if your brew seems to stall): https://amzn.to/41y8t1N

2 Whole Cloves: https://amzn.to/3GNCqkO

10 Allspice Berries: https://amzn.to/41qGqRM

1 Stick of Cinnamon: https://amzn.to/3Ntf2wE

750 ml 94 proof Kraken Rum

Back Sweeten with Honey (we went to 1.020 specific Gravity)

Tools We Use:

Little Big Mouth Bubbler: https://www.northernbrewer.com/products/little-big-mouth-bubbler

Kitchen Scale: https://amzn.to/48ogskn

Hydrometer Kit: https://amzn.to/3GN1AAb

Baster: https://amzn.to/4ambZAp

Our Favorite Pitcher: https://amzn.to/3GK6iyA

Star San: https://amzn.to/4aCs6tV

Auto Siphon: https://amzn.to/3RM8axe

1 Gallon Wide Mouth: https://amzn.to/474vnPB

Belgian Tasting Glasses: https://amzn.to/4aokYRy

Glencairn Glasses: https://amzn.to/48n3P8W

Fun T-shirts: https://city-steading.com/product-category/t-shirts/