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Borage flower wine

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:37 pm
by Stoney
My mum and dads garden is full of borage plants at the moment, has anyone made wine from the flowers?



Re: Borage flower wine

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:30 am
by wabbit955
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:

Re: Borage flower wine

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:56 pm
by doofaloofa
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...

Re: Borage flower wine

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:55 pm
by Stoney
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!

Re: Borage flower wine

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:47 am
by doofaloofa
Give the wine a go

It may have been my technique

It would be interesting to find out

Re: Borage flower wine

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:20 am
by wabbit955
borage flowers good in salad
and younger leave cooked in butter are good to