The egg yolks in this recipe are not fully cooked. It should not be prepared for pregnant women, babies, young children, the elderly, or anyone whose health is compromised.
Mead, a sweet honey wine, can be found at liquor stores. If you can't find it, use a sweet dessert wine such as Sauternes or Tokay. For a decorative flourish, dip the rims of serving glasses in lemon juice, then in fine sanding sugar.