Borage flower wine

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Borage flower wine

Post: #278210 Stoney
Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:37 pm

My mum and dads garden is full of borage plants at the moment, has anyone made wine from the flowers?

Thanks

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Re: Borage flower wine

Post: #278214 wabbit955
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:30 am

nope never made borage flower but a can not see why not
I have made gorse flower, dandelion flower, rose petal, violet and marigold all or which turn out good

recipe I use for these are

5 litre bucket 1/2 filled with flowers 2 Camden tables 3 litre water cold stand for 2 days stirring a few time a day
1 litre water 1.2kg sugar boil cool add to flowers add 1 tsp yeast 1tsp yeast nutrients juice of 2 lemons a strong cup of black tea
leave for 4-5 days stirring daily until yeast calms down a bit drain into demi john
than rack when needed

very interested what it turns out like will it be blue that be very good it keeps there colour :lol:
please do lets us know if you make :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Borage flower wine

Post: #278238 doofaloofa
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:56 pm

I made borage flower wine and it tasted odd, and not in a nice way

I tried it after reading a source that said the Elizabethans made a wine from borage flower that 'maketh the heart merry'

Could never drink enough to put that one to the test due to odd flavour

It tasted so odd that I think I still have a few bottles after maybe 15 years

Then there was the swede wine...
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Re: Borage flower wine

Post: #278242 Stoney
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:55 pm

Thanks for the heads up, it was the possibility of it being blue that was appealing also. I will give it a miss. Do you have any other suggestions for Borage as it's there every year and it seems a shame not to use it!

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Re: Borage flower wine

Post: #278244 doofaloofa
Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:47 am

Give the wine a go

It may have been my technique

It would be interesting to find out
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Re: Borage flower wine

Post: #278246 wabbit955
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:20 am

borage flowers good in salad
and younger leave cooked in butter are good to
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