Cornish Recipes > Metheglin

How to make Metheglin:
A very ancient Cornish drink, probably dating from the time when sugar was unavailable to use in brewing.


3 cups honey (preferably honeycomb)
2oz root ginger
1oz fresh yeast
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Put honey into a saucepan with enough cold water to cover it.
- Let this stand for 5 days.
- Strain.
- Bruise the ginger and put it in a muslin bag.
- Boil the honey water with the ginger in the muslin bag for 2-3 hours.
- Skim off any scum.
- Remove from the heat and when almost cold add the yeast.
- Put into a demijohn and bottle when the yeast has stopped working.