I've tasted some different wines over the years, but one of the best and most unique wines is this simple dandelion wine recipe. Enjoy!
To begin making this dandelion wine recipe, clean your dandelions well, making sure they are free of dirt and bugs.
Add yeast to ¼ cup warm water and stir. Set the yeast mixture aside and move on to the next step.
Add all remaining ingredients to a pot and simmer for about an hour. Turn off and cool a bit. Strain through a fine mesh strainer.
After you have the water lock in place on this dandelion wine recipe, let the wine sit in a cool, dark place for 3-4 weeks to allow fermentation to take place. You'll know it's done when the bubbling stops.
It is very important to be sure that the fermentation process for this dandelion wine recipe has finished before capping or corking. If you don't, you risk an explosion.
*If you choose to use a sugar substitute you'll still need to add some sugar. Yeast feeds on sugar, and without it, the yeast can't grow and your wine won't ferment. Add just enough sugar for the yeast (it'll be converted anyway), about ½ cup, and wait to add the sugar substitute until the wine is finished. Then you can judge how much you'll need.