How to make elderberry wine
- 2kg Elderberries
- 1kg Granulated sugar
- 3.78l Springwater or distilled water
- 1tsp (5g) Citric acid, or the juice of 3 lemons
- Elderberry wild yeast, (already on the berries)
- STEP 1
With clean hands, remove the berries from the stems, crush them, and strain the juice through a cheesecloth or sieve.
- STEP 2
In a clean pot, combine your juice with the sugar, water, and citric acid. There’s no need to add yeast; it’s already inside the juice.
- STEP 3
Place the mixture in a large (clean) bottle fitted with an airlock and let it ferment for 6 months, then bottle. Wait another 6 months before drinking if you have the patience (which I don’t).