that doesn't have any alcohol
in it. This is a good substitute for alcoholic drinks for those who don't like or can't drink alcohol, or to give to children involved in Ostara
rituals to whom alcoholic mead should not be given.
Bring water, honey, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan. Stir until honey is dissolved; heaviness at bottom of pan will disappear. Use a wooden spoon to skim off the film that rises until surface is clear. Add lemon and orange slices, squeezing as they are placed in the water. Cool completely; strain. Pour into bottle and store in refrigerator.
Yield: About 4 cups
Source: Paraphrased from Telesco, A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook
Use for: Ostara or any time