How To Make Gorse / Broom Wine
Homemade Wine Recipe
Ingredients: Gorse / Broom Wine
2400 ml / 4 pints of gorse or broom flowers
3 lb / 1,500 grams sugar
8 pints / 1 gallon cooled, boiled water
1/4 oz / 10 grams wine yeast
Method - What to Do
Although gorse flowers arguably produce the best flavoured wine, the prickly stems make collecting them a very unpleasant experience, and so many people prefer to substitute broom flowers instead.
When the water is boiling, add the sugar, along with the juice and rind from the lemons and orange. Keep stirring until all of the sugar has dissolved, and then pour this mixture into the fermentation bucket. Add all of the gorse or broom flowers, and mix / mash well. Start the yeast separately and then add once the wine mixture has cooled to room temperature. Cover and then leave to ferment for three to four days, mixing well each morning and evening. Strain into the prepared demijohn and seal, using an airlock. After fermenting for around three or four months, the yeast should have completely worked itself out and the wine can be bottled, provided that it is clear. Leave for at least a further six months before drinking.
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