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Ginny B

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Tasmania
Rhubarb Champagne
« on: June 16, 2009, 04:35:14 am »
If you like elderflower ... you'll love this

1 lemon cut up small
20 cups water
3.5 cups of sugar
11 tbls white wine vingar
3.5 cups of rhubarb cut up small

put all together in large container and stir twice daily for 4 days. strain and bottle in water/juice bottles  ( must have tight fitting screw lids ) keep for about 2 weeks, then chill and enjoy ... open tops slowly !!
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Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Re: Rhubarb Champagne
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2009, 06:08:42 pm »
Oh I am so going to have a go at this!  Have just opened a bottle of my elderflower champagne (just to see if it worked of course!) and whilst very very sweet - it is good!  Love the idea of a rhubarb one - thanks!

Ginny B

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Tasmania
Re: Rhubarb Champagne
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 05:30:26 am »
certainly didn't find this too sweet and i don't have a sweet tooth ... couldn't believe how easy it was to make though ... and deafinatly the colder the better ... let me know how you enjoy it !
Ginny

MiriMaran

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Rhubarb Champagne
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 09:24:36 pm »
Lol you should have seen my OH's eyes light up when I told him about this recipe!  Will definitely give it ago.  How many litres does it make?  I'm guessing no more than 2.  We have some spring top bottles that we use for making ginger beer and have a couple of bottles spare for this experiment!

Ginny B

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Tasmania
Re: Rhubarb Champagne
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2009, 11:11:27 am »
hi MM ... makes abouts 3 litres i think ... hope u like it ... we did !

MiriMaran

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Rhubarb Champagne
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2009, 07:48:02 pm »
We planned to do it today, but ran out of time!

cmorrell

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Kirkintilloch, NE of Glasgow
    • Calum Morrell Photography
Re: Rhubarb Champagne
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2009, 07:56:46 pm »
Looking at the ingredients, I'm uncertain and don't want to make any errors while driving ... will this produce an alcoholic drink or just a really nice fizzy one?

Looks like a worthwhile use of some of the rhubarb in my garden I never use!

Ginny B

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Tasmania
Re: Rhubarb Champagne
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009, 01:26:55 am »
This might sound daft, but i'm not sure ! as it doesn't contain yeast i thought not, but it does seem it 'bubble' well and perhaps the other ingrediants react together?  what i can tell you is that i giggle alot after a few glasses !! ... but then perhaps thats just me !!

Ginny

cmorrell

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Kirkintilloch, NE of Glasgow
    • Calum Morrell Photography
Re: Rhubarb Champagne
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2009, 09:21:20 am »
It was the lack of yeast leading me to wonder!

I don't suppose someone could drink an entire fresh batch and then see if they can walk in a straight line please?

...even if that straight line is directly to the loo :)

ballingall

  • Joined Sep 2008
  • Avonbridge, Falkirk
Re: Rhubarb Champagne
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2009, 11:33:09 pm »
I just put some rhubarb in the freezer as well- I might have to get it back out again to try this!

Beth

MiriMaran

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Rhubarb Champagne
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2009, 09:16:45 pm »
This Rhubarb Champagne is bloody FANTASTIC!!  We love it.  We are now on our 3rd batch - 1st batch was drunk in one day!  Just to warn you all - when we did our last batch it was already bubbling as we bottled it and then following morning we discovered that one of the bottles had exploded all over the kitchen during the night.  Put it in the fridge as soon as you can see bubbles rising in the bottle - saves on alot of cleaning time!

I hope its not too alcholic as our children love it!!

Thank you very much Ginna B for giving out this recipe!

cmorrell

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Kirkintilloch, NE of Glasgow
    • Calum Morrell Photography
Re: Rhubarb Champagne
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2009, 09:25:32 pm »
I suspect if you got through your first batch in one day, we don't need to worry TOO much about alcohol levels...

...could you still walk at the end of the day?  ;)

MiriMaran

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Rhubarb Champagne
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2009, 09:42:59 pm »
Yes and I never drink alchol so if it was alcholic it would have gone straight to my head!

cmorrell

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Kirkintilloch, NE of Glasgow
    • Calum Morrell Photography
Re: Rhubarb Champagne
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2009, 09:58:25 pm »
That sounds promising. I need to make up a batch to ensure I actually like it first... and then the next batch should be accompanying me on a BBQ with some friends soonish .. which I'll be driving home from!

MiriMaran

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: Rhubarb Champagne
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2009, 10:52:51 pm »
I also added a few Black currants for colour

 

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