How to: Make Dandelion Wine

How to: Make Dandelion Wine

This season, instead of spraying weed killer on your dandelions, how about picking them and turning them into wine? Not only would it be better for the environment, but it's gotta be one of the most fun ways to win the dandelion wars. (And you'll have a little something with which to toast your victory!)      

created at: 03/26/2010

Seeking Focus tells us all the ins and outs of creating a sweet dessert wine with hints of citrus, clove, cinnamon and ginger. Best served chilled, it takes about 3 to 6 weeks to ferment, and since dandelions are already popping up, you could have a batch ready for your first picnic of the year. 

Here's the recipe:

  • 1 package dried yeast
  • 50ml cup warm water
  • 2 Liters dandelion blossoms
  • 4 Liters water
  • 250 ml orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped lemon peel
  • 6 cups sugar

Visit Seeking Focus for all the details, including a very cool stop-motion vid illustrating the entire process. 


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