Blue Lotus Wine is a unique and delicious wine that combines the subtle floral notes of blue lotus with the sweetness of sugar and the complexity of yeast fermentation. The blue lotus flowers add a distinct and creative twist to traditional wine making, creating a wine that is both flavorful and visually stunning. The wine has a delicate balance of sweetness and floral aroma which makes it perfect for sipping on its own or pairing with light meals. The addition of acid blend and pectic enzyme can also enhance the taste, aroma, and texture of the wine.
- 1 cup of dried blue lotus flowers
- 1 package of wine yeast
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 gallon of water
- 1 tsp of acid blend (optional)
- 1 tsp of pectic enzyme (optional)
- Campden tablets (optional)
Start by sterilizing all of your equipment, including a fermenting bucket, an airlock, a hydrometer, and a siphon hose.
In a large pot, bring the water to a boil, then add the dried blue lotus flowers. Reduce the heat to low and let the flowers steep for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, remove the pot from heat and let the tea cool to room temperature.
Once cooled, transfer the tea to a fermenting bucket, add sugar and yeast. You can also add acid blend and pectic enzyme if desired.
Using a hydrometer, measure the specific gravity of the mixture. Record the initial reading and keep it as reference.
Cover the bucket with a lid or a clean cloth and place an airlock on top.
Allow the mixture to ferment for 5-7 days, or until the specific gravity has stabilized.
Once fermentation is complete, rack the wine into a clean carboy or jug, leaving behind any sediment.
Allow the wine to age for a minimum of 1 month, or until it has cleared and is to your liking.
Once aged, bottle the wine and cork it or use airtight screw caps.
Allow the bottled wine to age for at least another month before drinking.
This wine is a great option for those looking to experiment with new and exciting ingredients in their wine making. The process of making it is also simple, which makes it a great option for both experienced and novice wine makers. Remember, if you don't want to start the wine from scratch you can always buy a cheap bottle of wine and simply mix it with the dried blue lotus flowers. The final product of this recipe will be a wine that is not only delicious, but also visually appealing and perfect for sharing with friends and family.
Overall, Blue Lotus Wine is a creative and delicious wine that is sure to impress any wine lover. It is a great way to add a unique touch to your wine collection and it is perfect for any occasion.