Elderflower Wine

Homemade elderflower wine really isn’t a hard to make as you’d think and it’s pretty fun to do too. We discovered this a couple of years ago when I was planning small girls dedication party. We had the most amazing garden party with bunting, homemade yummy food and I had this idea of making elderflower wine. Now once I get an idea like that in my head I tend to make it happen.

Dietitian UK: Making Elderflower Wine

Fortunately very near to us is a wonderful park that has lots of elderflower bushes. So one overcast afternoon this week we went on a family outing to the park with bags, buckets and scissors in hand:

Dietitian UK: Off to pick Elderflowers

 

Beautiful elderflowers in the park:

Dietitian UK: Elderflowers

I can’t wait to try out the end result, the kitchen is smelling wonderful and I’ve got bubble appearing, demi-johns at the ready 🙂 

 

Elderflower Wine
Serves 30
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81 calories
21 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
165 g
6 g
20 g
0 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
165g
Servings
30
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 6mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 21g
7%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 20g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
1%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 litre boiling water
  2. 600g sugar
  3. 4 lemons
  4. 3 litres cold water
  5. 15 elderflower heads
  6. 1 tsp yeast
Instructions
  1. Place the sugar in a bucket or large saucepan/tub. Dissolve with the boiling water.
  2. Zest and juice the 4 lemons and add to the liquid. Don't worry about the pips, these can go in as you will sieve it all later.
  3. Now told up with the cold water and add the elderflower head (after checking for bugs!).
  4. Add 1 tsp of yeast and give it a good stir.
  5. Leave it in a corner of the kitchen to ferment for 5-6 days. After 2 days it should start to go foamy on the top and bubbles will appear.
  6. Strain through a sieve lined with muslin or a clean teatowel.
  7. Pour into wine bottles/demi-johns to make wine or screw top bottles for a sparkling version. Seal and store.
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calories
81
fat
0g
protein
0g
carbs
21g
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Dietitian UK http://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/
Go try it out yourself, I worked out it cost us about £5 to make 12 litres of wine 😉 We don’t drink it all but I use it a lot in cooking for example instead of white wine in a risotto, which saves a few pennies and zings up the meal.

 

 

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