Authentic Traditional Irish Mead – Can we make One?

Braggot
What exactly is a traditional Irish Mead? Is there an authentic recipe for Irish Mead? I did some digging around on the internet for Irish Mead. Honestly, I didn’t find much. There were a few references but they felt more like marketing for a product that isn’t even mead than an authentic source for a traditional Irish Mead.
So, we did the best we could. One “recipe” we found wasn’t old, it was fairly new. It was also more of a beer or braggot than mead. We used ingredients that should be easily and readily available in Ireland, such as heather tips and elderflowers.

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Zest of half a Lemon
Water to fill to 1 Gallon
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Bunratty Meade Tasting – https://youtu.be/64SmasjmwwQ
Airlocks and Blowoff Tubes for Brewing: https://youtu.be/nIHRaBpplLA

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