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Dandelion And Raisin Wine

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Ingredients
  Dandelion flowers 2 Quart
  Water 1 Gallon
  Lemon 1 , rind thinly peeled and pulp juiced
  Orange 1 , rind thinly peeled and pulp juiced
  Grapefruit 1 , rind thinly peeled and pulp juiced
  Raisins 8 Ounce
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Yeast 1 Teaspoon
  Yeast nutrient 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Remove and discard petals form green part of dandelion heads.

MAKING
1. In a large bowl, place dandelion heads and pour boiling water on top.
2. Add the thin rind of all citrus fruits.
3. Cover the bowl and let soak for 2 days; stir daily.
4. Using a cloth or muslin, strain juice and squeeze gently to extract juice.
5. In a large bowl, put together chopped raisins, sugar, citrus juices, yeast and nutrient; pour juice on top.
6. Cover the bowl and let stand for 1 week.
7. Strain again using a clean cloth.

FINALISING
8. Into a fermentation jar, pour strained liquids and top with cooled, boiled water, if required.
9. Cover tightly with a lid.
10. When the wine is clear, rack into Champagne bottles.

SERVING
11. Serve Dandelion and Raisin Wine in wine glass.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Wine And Drink
Method: 
Fermented
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Raisin
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes

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