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  Categories: Beverages, Foreign
       Yield: 24 servings
      10 qt Water;fresh pure
       2    Lemons;fine
   2 1/2 c  Brown sugar
   2 1/2 c  White sugar
     1/3 c  Dark corn syrup;optional
     1/4 ts Dry yeast
   Shave the yellow peel from the lemons, cutting very thinly so that as
   little of the white underlayer as possible is attached. Set the yellow
   slices aside. Then peel the bitter white underlayer off and discard
   it. Slice the lemons into very thin slices. Place them into a
   container and cover them so they don't dry out.
   Boil the water in a large kettle. Remove it from the heat and stir in
   the yellow lemon peel, the sugars, and the syrup. When the sugars have
   dissolved, cover the kettle and let the contents cool to room
   temperature (25'C or 75'F). Then add the lemon slices and the yeast.
   Leave it to stand overnight.
   Place 4-5 raisins and a teaspoon of white sugar in the bottom of each
   of several clean bottles (wine or soda pop). Pour the sima into the
   bottles, straining it through a sieve to remove the lemon. Cap the
   bottle tightly.
   The sima will be ready to drink when the raisins rise to the top of
   the bottles, about 3-7 days depending on the temperature of the room
   where they are stored. Serve it well chilled.