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Has anyone made Mulsum?

I thought it was a form of mead, but found out that it is simply honey added to wine and chilled.

The recipes I've found range from 3 tablespoons to a bottle of dry white wine, to 200ml to a bottle of white or red wine (sounds awfully sweet!), to 4 oz. added to a bottle of meduium dry white wine. :confused:

Was wondering if anyone has tried making the stuff and how it turned out? If anything ever blooms here and we get honey, I think I'll try making some.

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So, I think in nearly 3 years, nobody has tried Mulsum.

Mulsum is a dessert wine made by the Romans. It issimply honey added to wine. Many recipes are posted above, but I found that 2.5 to 3 ounces (fluid) added to an inexpensive bottle of white wine ($3 Sauvignon Blanc from the big box store on the edge of town) does the trick. Of course, you can add wine to your taste. After it has chilled, pour a glass and, for the "wow" factor, gently pour a little red wine into the glass. The red wine will "float" on top of the mulsum.

I can't upload a photo, maybe I've exceeded my limit of memory? Anyway, take my word for it, it's impressive!

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FWIW, I have to change browsers from MS Explorer to Chrome or Foxfire to load photos...
 

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We tired Mulsum at our dinner party last night. Once I learned how to layer the wines, it was a huge success.

Has Mulsum always traditionally been served with Red Wine layered on top?
 

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Very cool. The sweet and sour aspect really brings out the contrasting taste...rich and flavorful. I will be bringing some to this years Christmas Eve party.
 

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That looks wonderful. The red on top certainly gives it a WOW!

The winery down the road from us (http://www.wacowinery.com) says that the Mulsum is their best seller, and that's where I got the idea. They have recently sold controlling interest of the winery to a group of investors, but Ulf and Inga-Lil, the original owners, will stay and continue to make wine. I'm sure Mulsum will be on their list. They grow a Blanc du Bois grape and that's probably the white they use for the Mulsum. The cheap white from the big box store is fine with me. :lol:

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