Add gooseberries and water to a pot on the stove. Sugar – add more or less than in the recipe to change the sweetness of the flavour. 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! It was really dry and tasted like unripe gooseberries but was really clear and looked great. Strain out the solids and stir sugar into the still warm gooseberry juice. 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? Gooseberry Champagne that saw us thro Thewordwemustnotsay and the New Year, hic! Leave the mixture to ferment, again covered with muslin, for a further four days. Ingredients: 12-16 Gooseberries 1oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur 1oz Simple Syrup Juice of 1 Lime 1 Cup of Ice Normally, my elderflower champagne has a very pleasant, but mild fizzy taste with the zing of lemons and is slightly on the sweet side. The recipe is for gooseberry champagne and has been copied from Dr McCulloch's book on home-made wines. Made two gallons of gooseberry wine in 2009, bottled 2010. Blend using an immersion blender. I added some concentrated grape from a tin and bottled. Great tasting (but a little explosive!) 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. The recipe is addressed to Mrs Kerr, Hawkhill House. Put rinsed gooseberries in sterilised bucket. Date, 13 June 1842. 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". Re: gooseberry champagne Reply #5 - Aug 13 th , 2004 at 10:42pm Lee. Gooseberry Champagne Cocktail. Get the recipe from Food & Wine. Once you master the basic recipe, you can easily change the ingredients to achieve a different flavour result. Gooseberries, I admit, are not the most common of fruits to find … Sipping gooseberry wine on a lazy summer afternoon is one of life's simple pleasures. Champagne Recipe. 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. /// Directions /// The gooseberry blend will give you at least two cocktail starters (depending on how big your glasses are). Mash the berries and cook over medium for several minutes. 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