Dandelion Wine

Dandelion Wine

  • Preparation 30 min
  • Cooking 5 min
  • Makes 4 bottles, 750 ml each
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Nut-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free

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Ingredients

    • 16 cups (4 litres) boiling water
    • 16 cups (4 litres) dandelion flowers, stems removed and rinsed (see note)
    • 3 lemons, sliced
    • 3 oranges, sliced
    • 1 cup (250 ml) raisins (optional)
    • 5 1/2 cups (1.375 litres) sugar (1 kg / 2.2 lbs)
    • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) active dry yeast

Preparation

Note from Ricardo

* This recipe calls for a waiting time (maceration) of 3 to 4 months *

The leaves must be gathered from places free of pesticides. Otherwise, you can also find them in many grocery stores, especially Italian and Middle Eastern grocery stores.

Keep only the flower buttons, not the green leaves. And don’t be surprised if you have very yellow fingers after removing the flowers. If do not have fine sieve, line a colander or strainer with several layers of cheesecloth or use a coffee filter. Pick the dandelion buds during a sunny day: they will be wide open and free of insects.

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