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Elderflower Wine

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Ingredients
  Elderflowers 1 Pint (Lightly Pressed Down)
  Sugar 3 1⁄2 Pound
  Raisins 8 Ounce
  Water 1 Gallon
  Grape tannin 1 Teaspoon
  Yeast nutrient 1 Teaspoon (Use As Required)
  Lemons 3 , juiced
  Yeast 1 Teaspoon (Use As Required)
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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Beverage
Method: 
Fermented
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Raisin
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
5

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