make mead of an excellent quality:
six gallons of water add the whites of three eggs. When they
are properly mixed, put to them eight pounds of the best honey.
they have boiled an hour, put to them a little cinnamon, mace
and cloves. Let it stand till it cools, and then put to it a
half pint of good yeast.
it has worked three days, let it be drawn into another vessel,
and stopped close up for a month, when it may be bottled off,
and it will be fit for use almost immediately.
or, the Complete Country Housewife
London, c. 1780