How To Make Elderberry and Beetroot Wine
Homemade Wine Recipe
Ingredients: Elderberry and Beetroot Wine
3 lb / 1,350 grams elderberries
2 lb / 900 grams beetroot
1 lb / 450 grams sultanas
3 lb / 1,350 grams sugar
1/2 oz / 14 grams citric acid
1/2 pint strong black tea
Water up to 1 gallon
Method - What to Do
Wash and thinly slice the beetroot and boil until just tender. Place the elderberries, chopped sultanas and sugar into a fermentation bucket. Strain on to these the beetroot liquid and stir well to dissolve all the sugar and break up the elderberries. When cool add the pectin enzyme, citric acid, strong tea, yeast nutrient and wine yeast. Cover and leave to ferment for seven days, stirring daily. Strain into a demijohn and fit an airlock to seal the jar.
Store in a warm place and allow the fermentation to work. When fermentation has ceased, rack the wine into a clean jar and place in a cooler environment and leave. When the wine is clear and stable siphon into bottles.
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