Elder Blossom Wine

Elder Blossom Wine

from a 1700 English receipt

  • 1 pint elder blossoms tightly packed
  • 2 yeast cakes
  • 3 pounds raisins
  • 3 gallons boiling water
  • 9 pounds sugar
Put blossoms in covered stone jar. Let stand until you can shake off blossoms but not long enough for them to turn black. Add sugar and pour over boiling water. When lukewarm, add yeast cakes.Let stand for 5 days, turning once or twice a day. Chop raisins and add Let work. About January or February strain and bottle.

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Recipe Instructions:
Source: Plymouth Antiquarian Society (1957)

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  • Libations/Cocktails :The use of herbs as intoxicants is an ancient rite of celebration. Herbs like hops and wormwood are used as brewing ingredients
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