Elderflower Wine Recipe

Elderflower Wine picture

Summary

Preparation Time45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings5
CuisineCourse
MethodSpeciality
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Elderflowers1 Pint (Lightly Pressed Down)
 Sugar3 1⁄2 Pound
 Raisins8 Ounce
 Water1 Gallon
 Grape tannin1 Teaspoon
 Yeast nutrient1 Teaspoon (Use As Required)
 Lemons3 , juiced
 Yeast1 Teaspoon (Use As Required)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1418 Calories from Fat 3

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.35 g0.54%

Saturated Fat 0.04 g0.22%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 6.6 mg0.3%

Total Carbohydrates 368 g122.8%

Dietary Fiber 3.5 g13.9%

Sugars 344.1 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 46.4%

Calcium 4.7% Iron 6.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

MAKING
1) In a large bowl, place the elderflowers, sugar and raisins.
2) Stream the boiling water over the elderflower mixture.
3) Allow to cool, and add tannin, nutrient, lemon juice and yeast.
4) Place in a warm place, well covered for 4-5 days to ferment.
5) Pass through sieve into a fermentation jar,
6) Put the air-lock and leave to ferment out as usual, racking for the first time when the wine starts to clear.
7) The second racking will probably be about 2 months later.

SERVING
8) Use as desired.

TIPS
Collect the flowers on a sunny day when they are fully open.
Cut the flowers from the stems with a pair of scissors.
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