LRA at olpdsl.net
Sun Aug 17 11:11:20 PDT 2008
More elderberries ripening this week.... i'll have to try this one.
Lynn the Inquisitive
Kean Gryffyth wrote:
> Here's a recipe for Elderberry Liquor. This produces a strikingly deep
> purple liquor with a pleasant taste.
> Note: This recipe assumes you have some knowledge of the process of
> producing liquors. If anyone needs assistance on that front, I can
> define the terms and techniques upon request.
> From "Cordials from your kitchen"
> 4 cups fresh elderberries, picked over and washed
> 2 cups sugar
> 1 teaspoon lemon zest
> 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
> 1 cup water
> 3 cups 100 proof vodka
> Crush Elderberries and Sugar together in a bowl. Let stand for about 1
> Add Lemon Zest and Lemon Juice.
> Transfer to clean 2 quart container and add Water and Vodka.
> Cover and let stand in a cool, dark place for 1 month, shaking
> Use a fine mesh stainer to stain out solids, discard solids.
> Transfer liquor to a clean container and left stand for 1 week.
> Rack or filter into final container.
> Cover and age 1 month more before serving.
> Yield: aprox. 1.5 quarts,
> Lynn wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I have a plethora of wild elderberries in various stages of ripening.
>> Some will be ripe in a day or two and some are still very small and
>> green and will ripen within a week or so (just guessing), while other
>> clusters have just finished bloom stage.
>> Has anyone had experience with doing things with wild elderberries?
>> All suggestions and recipes would be appreciated.
>> I'm also interested in hearing your experiences in the picking and
>> stem removal of the berries.
>> Lynn the Inquisitive
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