Category: Wild Booze recipes

How to make Diodgriafel 

…or how to make wine with wild yeast In Wales, recorded in 1802, poor people would “make a drink called Diodgriafel by infusing [rowan] berries in water”. In 1798, John Evans writes that… Read More

Sea Buck’s Fizz Recipe

Sea buckthorn berries

A classic twist on a Buck’s Fizz – that traditional mix of orange juice and champagne – the Sea Buck’s Fizz is a lovely sweet/sour, sherbet, fizzy drink guaranteed to get… Read More

Traditional Elderflower Cordial

Ingredients For each litre of water allow 10 large elderflower heads, 1 lemon (grated zest and juice) and 1 tsp citric acid (optional) and 1/2 kilo white sugar.  Directions Boil… Read More

Spiced Chaga & Elderberry Tea

A fabulous brew for foraging in the rain when you don’t want to end up with a cold!  I’ve used elderberries (Sambucus nigra) against colds and flu for years. It’s… Read More

Kefir Tequila Lemonade Cocktail

This is a really refreshing twist on a classic marguerita cocktail using kefir made by fermenting water kefir grains in sugar, sultanas, lemon and ginger for 5 days. Print Yum Kefir… Read More

Wild Manhattan

Here’s a Wild Manhattan recipe that uses a guelder rose syrup liqueur I made from the berries of Viburnum opulus. Delicious twist on a classic dry Manhattan. Ingredients 2 1/2… Read More

Rose petal vodka

Roses are in full bloom at the moment and are an essential ingredient in wild cocktails. Wild rose vodka infusion can be added to crushed raspberries to make forager John… Read More

Sweet Woodruff May Wine

How to make German May Wine using Sweet Woodruff In Germany, the first of May was traditionally celebrated with this delightful sparkling Maiwein drink, infused with sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum) a… Read More

Ortilette – French Nettle Beer

Ortilette – Nettle Beer à la française This is a light refreshing fermented drink with a very low alcohol content, that nevertheless packs some fizz! Made in a similar way to… Read More

Edible Gorse Flower Syrups, Cordials & Cocktails

Print Yum Gorse Flower Syrup Ingredients500g gorse flowers 500g sugar 1 litre water 2 limes 1 orangeDirectionsPick your gorse flowers in the morning on a warm, sunny day before it… Read More