Category: Wild Booze recipes

Rowan Berry Wine

Ingredients 2.25 kg rowan berries 1.2 kg finely granulated sugar 1 large lemon (zest and juice only) (or 2.5 tsp acid blend) 1/2 tbsp pectic enzyme
1 tsp yeast nutrient 1… Read More

Coltsfoot Wine

Spring is very late this year but one thing I have in abundance are hardy coltsfoot flowers. They are a favourite of mine as, in past times, they were painted… Read More

Hawthorn Berries: Gin, brandy or tincture?

October/November, after the first frost, is also the time to pick hawthorn berries. Hawthorn is relatively unused as a hedgerow berry being mainly used for hawthorn gin or hawthorn brandy. It… Read More

Beech Leaf Noyau and Beech Nut Nocino

Noyaux is French for ‘nut liqueur’ which makes me wonder if the beech nuts (beechmast) were ever used to make a liqueur, as well as the leaves? Here is a… Read More

Foragers Dió Pálinka aka Green Walnut Grappa

Green Walnut Grappa Adapted from a Dió Pálinka (Walnut Brandy) recipe that I tried in a Hungarian cellar at Somló – amongst many others!! Pálinka is traditionally a fruit brandy but… Read More

Ash Cider recipe (Frenette) using green leaves

Ash Cider (aka Frenette) using ash leaves without manna ash Frenette is a mildly alcoholic drink made from fermented ash leaves. Read more about it’s history and the type of… Read More

Frenette Recipe: Using ash leaves with manna ash

Frenette from ash leaves with manna ash Frenette is a mildly alcoholic drink made from fermented ash leaves. Read more about it’s history and the type of ash and leaves… Read More

Ash Cider ~ Frenette

Ash Cider ~ aka Manna Ash Leaf Frenette Frenette is a mildly alcoholic drink made from fermented ash leaves. It is an ancient drink, possibly made in Gaul around the… Read More