Dandelion Wine

Jane Whittaker

By
@janenov46

This is a really old recipe. You can use rose petals as well for this. The rose petals resulted in a very pretty pink wine.
I bought a wine making kit from a place that sold beer making kits. it basically was a large plastic jug with a small opening that a air release valve fit into.
You could use a stone crock, or glass crock for this.
The prep time is 2 weeks, couldn't put that in the prep time correctly because it didn't have a time slot that big.


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Prep:
24 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1 qt
blossems, no stems
4 qt
cold water
1/2 c
tepid water
1
yeast cake
1 lb
seedless raisins
6 c
(3 pounds) sugar
1 large
lemon
1 large
orange

Step-By-Step

1Measure generous quarts of washed blossoms into a large saucepan. Add the 4 qts of water and boil 30 minutes. The smell will be very strong, but don't worry the finished wine will be fine.

2Pour through a strainer, then pour through double thickness of cheese cloth, into a large glass, stone, or plastic container. You can buy the proper container from beer making outlets, or even online.

3I recommend a plastic wine making jug because they come with a air release valve.

4When cool, add yeast that's been disolved in the tepid water.

5Add raisins, sugar lemon and orange. Cut the lemons and oranges into small pieces, and leave the skins on.

6Let ferment for 2 weeks, stir every day. Just leave out on the counter top, don't refrigerate. I just swirled the jug around because couldn't get a spoon in there.

7Strain and let settle for a day.

8Strain through several thicknesses of cheese cloth until clear.

9Bottle, seal and refrigerate. This will get better as it sits, and will still have some sediment in it. I always waited for at least 1 week before drinking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American