Buying your own adult beverages can be expensive and they are generally full of extra stuff that may not be all that good for you. Just like anything else you buy in the store. I looked in to many different options as to what I might want to make and I have found that the easiest seems to be making mead. It is also very tasty and you get a lot of bang for your buck. This is my third year making it and I have yet to have a batch fail me. I am having plenty of fun altering recipes and trying different fruits. I am going to show you the very basic recipe that I use to make delicious fruit mead or country wine or whatever you might like to call it.
You will need:
A large bucket
A glass carboy
A siphon or hose
A cork inserter
3 lbs of fruit per gallon
3 lbs of honey per gallon
1 packet of yeast per about 5-6 gallons
This should be everything that you need for the entire process. I am just going to discuss the first step today as I start my own batch and follow up with the other steps when I do them for my mead.
The specific recipe that I did is as follows: 15 pounds of watermelon in a 6 gallon bucket. I added 2 gallons of boiling water. Later tonight once the water cools I will add one packet of montrachet yeast and mix it up really well. Most likely next Sunday I will go on with step 2.