Normally, my elderflower champagne has a very pleasant, but mild fizzy taste with the zing of lemons and is slightly on the sweet side. Mash the berries and cook over medium for several minutes. Sipping gooseberry wine on a lazy summer afternoon is one of life's simple pleasures. The cocktail really is quite easy to make and this recipe creates a double, either to share or to enjoy all yourself - I won't judge! Champagne Recipe. Gooseberry Champagne 3 lbs gooseberries 1.5lb sugar 1 litre white grape juice juice of 1 lemon 1/2 mug black tea yeast starter sulphite (if using) pectic enzyme Champagne yeast Champagne bottles, corks and muzzles 1. Result? This should be one which will give a light, well-flavoured wine - orange, apple, yellow plum, sultana, gooseberry or Champagne grape concentrate are all suitable. Sugar – add more or less than in the recipe to change the sweetness of the flavour. Date, 13 June 1842. Once you master the basic recipe, you can easily change the ingredients to achieve a different flavour result. Strain out the solids and stir sugar into the still warm gooseberry juice. Gooseberry Champagne that saw us thro Thewordwemustnotsay and the New Year, hic! Made two gallons of gooseberry wine in 2009, bottled 2010. The recipe is for gooseberry champagne and has been copied from Dr McCulloch's book on home-made wines. Leave the mixture to ferment, again covered with muslin, for a further four days. Add gooseberries and water to a pot on the stove. Get the recipe from Food & Wine. Put rinsed gooseberries in sterilised bucket. /// Directions /// The gooseberry blend will give you at least two cocktail starters (depending on how big your glasses are). I added some concentrated grape from a tin and bottled. Whilst it is no longer permitted to use the name 'Champagne' forl wines made outside of the Champagne region in France ', here is the all-important recipe to make your own very fine-quality sparkling wine using the same method as used in France; what you decide to call it is up to you! Re: gooseberry champagne Reply #5 - Aug 13 th , 2004 at 10:42pm Lee. Gooseberries, I admit, are not the most common of fruits to find … Blend using an immersion blender. Gooseberry Champagne Cocktail. This Gooseberry Piri Piri recipe from chef Kwame Onwuachi gets its flavor from fresh gooseberries and yellow tomatoes. Cover with boiling water, mash and add suplhite if using. Great tasting (but a little explosive!) Ingredients: 12-16 Gooseberries 1oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur 1oz Simple Syrup Juice of 1 Lime 1 Cup of Ice if you want to do it cleanly, get some of the "condessa" shampagne corks with sediment tube, when sediment in, bend over, tie down, and its trapped when "popping". 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