Dandelion wine is a fruit wine of moderate alcohol content that is made from dandelion petals and sugar, usually combined with an acid (such as lemon juice).
While commonly made as a homemade recipe, there are a handful of wineries that commercially produce Dandelion wine.
Before attempting to collect dandelion for this recipe, it should be noted some people experience allergies when coming in contact with this plant's pollen.
Recipe[edit | edit source]
Scald the blossoms in the boiling water and let stand overnight. The next morning, strain, add the pulp and juice of 6 oranges, the juice of 4 lemons, the yeast and the sugar. Let ferment for 4 days, then strain and bottle. Serve in small glasses at room temperature.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Fruit wine - Dandelion wine". Wikipedia. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
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- Sugintienė, Aldona (2010). "Quality Evaluation of Dandelion Wine". Annals. Food Science and Technology (Kaunas, Lithuania: Kaunas College, Faculty of Technology, Department of Food Technology). Retrieved 21 January 2021.
- Jixuan Wu, Guangren Suna, Xiuli Cao, Yuting Han, Xuesong Sun, Huan Zhang, Lei Zhang and Ataer Dang. Optimization of Processing Technology of Compound Dandelion Wine. Jilin, China: Department of Food Science & Engineering, Beihua University. Retrieved 21 January 2021.