Pink Dandelion Wine Recipe

Brew this tart, tasty wine derived from dandelion heads, raspberries, and citrus for the perfect summer refreshment.

| May 2019

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When the frosts of winter finally begin to thaw in March, dandelions are one of the first flowers to unfurl in the weakened sun. Although their seed ‘clocks’ were a most accurate way to tell the time as a child, for adults they can be used to create something a little more tempting. Dandelion wine is known for its unique and tangy flavour, but combined with the tart sweetness of raspberries it makes for a refreshing drink in late summer. Pick your dandelions on an early spring morning, when the flowers are in full blossom and the heads just starting to open. The final concoction should be drunk ice cold with a dash of lemonade for extra sparkle.

Ingredients

  • 10 mugs dandelion heads
  • 2.3 litres boiling water
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 800g sugar
  • 350g fresh raspberries
  • 1 rounded tsp yeast

Directions

  1. Wash the dandelion heads in cold running water, snipping off any green leaves where the head joined the stem and pop each head into a sterilised demijohn.
  2. Cover with the boiling water and leave to stand overnight. The next day, squeeze the contents through a tea towel or muslin cloth and combine with the lemon and lime juices, raspberries and sugar in a preserving pan.
  3. Heat gently and simmer for 25 minutes. Once the liquid has finished simmering, return it to the demijohn and cool to room temperature, around 25°C.
  4. Add the yeast and swirl the liquid until the yeast has dissolved and spread out. Leave to ferment, with an airlock, for 12 days.
  5. After this time, strain the liquid into swing-top bottles.
  6. For the first 24 hours, leave the swing-top resting on the bottle without securing, to reduce the chance of major fizz explosion.
  7. Seal the bottles and leave for at least six months before drinking.

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