Friday, 3 June 2011

Rose petal wine


One of my very favourite flower wines - a real taste of summer in a glass; give it a try if you can. The picture above shows some of what is in the pan ready - a total of 10 different types of rose, and yes, I can name them all lol Pick the petals when they're dry, about the middle of the day if you can, and process them asap.

Large pan full of well-scented rose petals
1 gallon hot water
2 1/2 lbs sugar
2 lemons sliced
handful of dried fruit
1 teabag
yeast

Cover the petals with water and heat very gently for about half an hour or so; pour into fermenting bin or vessel, add sugar and stir well to dissolve, add lemon, dried fruit and teabag. Stir well, cover and leave until blood heat, then add yeast, stir again, cover closely and leave in a warm place 4 -5 days or so, stirring daily. Strain into demi-john and ferment out, racking if necessary after 6 weeks. Bottle, label and keep a year before drinking.

7 comments:

Carolemc said...

That looks so beautiful. It's Elderflower Cordial for me...using the recipe from Creative Living Forum.

Carole

The Squirrel Family said...

do the petals need to be at there best ? just back from a week away to sads looking flower heads

MrsL said...

No, petals can be sued when limp and droopy , still successful - just avoid the brown ones.x
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Joanna said...

Perfect timing!
I have a giant rugosa blooming out all over and I can't wait to try this recipe.

I'm going to use dates for the dried fruit.

Aimee Shipp said...

How much yeast do you need?

MrsL said...

Hi Aimee,

I use 1 rounded tablespoon of dried yeast per gallon; it usually goes straight into the mix and stirred well,or you can start it off in some warm water with a tsp sugar until it's frothy, then add. Bothe methods work to the same end

MrsL
x

Aimee Shipp said...

Thankyou, have started my rose petal wine today! Have already did a batch of sparkling rose petal cordial...it is beautiful!!
Can't wait to try the wine!
Thankyou for sharing your recipe. Xx <3 xX