Wine and Spirits
Wine and Spirits
Apple Wine – Each September we gather our apples and press out the juice. Then I start the fermentation and by Christmas we drink our first glass of apple wine.
Spiced Black Choke Berry Liqueur – Choke berries are cultivated as ornamental plants and also because they are very high in antioxidant pigment compounds, like anthocyanins.
Brandied fruit – simple method for preserving fruit.
Brandied Fruit Starter – As the fruit in our garden starts ripening, I start a jar of brandied fruit. First cherries, then gooseberries, black currents, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plumes, pears, apples and finally grapes.
Cherry Wine – Sweet or sour cherries make a very nice wine.
Making Sour Cherry Wine – a large batch of 40 kg of cherries. Sour cherries make some of the best wine next to grape.
Homemade Coffee Liqueur – This recipe for coffee liqueur is surprisingly simple. Combine sugar and coffee and alcohol , let is sit a month or two and bottle.
Dark Dandelion Wine – When your garden is full of dandelions it’s time to make wine. This is a sweeter and more robust Dandelion wine than the usual sort because of the sugar and the raisins.
DANDELION WINE – A dry wine with an alcohol content of about 12%. Collect flower heads on a bright sunny day.
Elderflower Cordial on the window sill – A refreshing cool summer drink.
Orange Ratafia – Ratafia is a liqueur, flavored with bitter almond or citrus peel, herbs and spices. Traditionally ratafia can be made with brandy or clear distilled spirits. I use Tuzemak, a local Czech spirit, and my own house wine, however any wine and domestic brandy with a smooth finish could be used.
Making wine – People have been making wine since the beginning of time before they had all this store-bought stuff. It is really very earthy and simple. The basic steps to get started.
Nocino – Nocino is a dark-colored walnut flavored liqueur with a hint of spice, It is considered a digestive in Italy, served after a meal.
Plum Wine – A dry flavorful wine. Made of plums from the garden