Thursday, July 09, 2009

Lavender champagne

I started off some lavender champagne today. I haven't tried it before so I'll have to let you know how it tastes in two weeks time when it should be ready to drink.

Ingredients
about 50 lavender flowers
4 pints cold water
12 oz (350 grams) sugar
4oz (110 grams) sultanas, finely chopped
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
juice of one lemon
Stir all dry ingredients in a large glass or porcelain bowl
Pour on water, vinegar and lemon juice
Stir well together
Cover with cling wrap and leave for 7 days

After 7 days, strain and pour into sterilized bottles. Seal and leave for another 7 days before drinking.

6 comments:

  1. Swap you a bottle of my elderflower for a bottle of your lavender?

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  2. Love the new blog banner.
    Your brew looks like the 'perfume' we used to make as children, when we destroyed all the roses and anything else with a nice smell,

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  3. Looks very interesting. :) I made lavender lemonade one summer and it was wonderful. I'm always afraid that I will add too much and it will end up tasting like soap. ha ha
    Enjoy your brew!

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  4. RattlingOn

    I occasionally find bottles of that 'perfume' in drawers and cupboards, left over from the dear daughter's experiments.

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  5. Karin
    I know how easy it is to put too much lavender in my biscuit (cookie) recipe so that they can taste like soap. I will let you know if 50 flowers gives too intense a flavour to the drink.

    I think my drink is really lavender lemonade but I'm using a recipe I found in an old cookery book. I'll let you know how it turns out. Is your recipe the same as mine?

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