Champagne Recipe. Result? 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! 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". Made two gallons of gooseberry wine in 2009, bottled 2010. Whilst it is no longer permitted to use the name 'Champagne' forl wines made outside of the Champagne region in France ', here is the all-important recipe to make your own very fine-quality sparkling wine using the same method as used in France; what you decide to call it is up to you! Blend using an immersion blender. I added some concentrated grape from a tin and bottled. It was really dry and tasted like unripe gooseberries but was really clear and looked great. 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. Sipping gooseberry wine on a lazy summer afternoon is one of life's simple pleasures. Date, 13 June 1842. Mash the berries and cook over medium for several minutes. Gooseberries, I admit, are not the most common of fruits to find … Once you master the basic recipe, you can easily change the ingredients to achieve a different flavour result. Leave the mixture to ferment, again covered with muslin, for a further four days. Strain out the solids and stir sugar into the still warm gooseberry juice. The recipe is for gooseberry champagne and has been copied from Dr McCulloch's book on home-made wines. Normally, my elderflower champagne has a very pleasant, but mild fizzy taste with the zing of lemons and is slightly on the sweet side. This Gooseberry Piri Piri recipe from chef Kwame Onwuachi gets its flavor from fresh gooseberries and yellow tomatoes. 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. Sugar – add more or less than in the recipe to change the sweetness of the flavour. Gooseberry Champagne that saw us thro Thewordwemustnotsay and the New Year, hic! Re: gooseberry champagne Reply #5 - Aug 13 th , 2004 at 10:42pm Lee. /// Directions /// The gooseberry blend will give you at least two cocktail starters (depending on how big your glasses are). Get the recipe from Food & Wine. Put rinsed gooseberries in sterilised bucket. Gooseberry Champagne Cocktail. Add gooseberries and water to a pot on the stove. Cover with boiling water, mash and add suplhite if using. Great tasting (but a little explosive!) 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