Dandelion cheongju (rice wine)

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).[1]

While commonly made as a homemade recipe, there are a handful of wineries that commercially produce Dandelion wine.[1]

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]

  • 4 qts. dandelion blossoms
  • 4 qts. boiling water
  • 6 oranges
  • 4 lemons
  • 2 yeast cakes
  • 4 lbs sugar

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]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Fruit wine - Dandelion wine". Wikipedia. Retrieved 21 January 2021.

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