Easy Honeysuckle Wine


 

When I go on hikes and can start to smell the honeysuckles in bloom, I know that it is time to make this wine.  Honeysuckle wine usually turns out to be a pretty dry wine.  Over the years I have ended up making it more of a mead then anything else.  This one is pretty easy to make though.

It’s best to use the flower part of the honeysuckle not the stem.

One suggestion that I don’t include in this recipe is that you might want to back sweeten this wine with more honey. 

 

 

honey suckle

 

 

Yield: 1 Gallon

6 cups honeysuckle flower petals (loosely packed)

7.5 pints of water

  • 2 lbs Honey

2 tsp acid blend

  • 1/8 tsp tannin
  • 1 tsp yeast nutrient
  • Champagne wine yeast

 

Directions

  • Take flowers and rinse off
  • Put flowers in a small pot
  • Add 1 quart water and bring to a simmer.
  • Let pedals steep for 3 hours  
  • Bring water and honey up to boil (2 parts water 1 part honey)
  • Remove from heat and cool.
  • Add honey mixture and flower mixture into primary while straining out flower pedals
  • Add all remaining ingredients
  • Let wine ferment until vigorous fermentation is completed
  • Rack into secondary and fit airlock
  • Let wine sit for 30 days, rack
  • Set aside for 6 months
  • Rack again in 3 months
  • Bottle and put into wait for 6 months to drink

 

 

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