Let’s make some Lilac Wine. I am not completely done with the process, but it’s going well and I’m confident enough to share what I’ve done. I roughly followed the instructions from here. Start now by saving your lilacs. You can store them in the freezer until you have enough, then give them a second life by making Lilac Wine.
Making Lilac Wine
- 3-1/2 quarts lilac flowers, fresh or frozen
- 2-1/2 lb granulated sugar
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 7-1/2 pts water
- 1 tsp yeast nutrient (You can order it here)
- Champagne yeast (You can order it here)
In terms of supplies, there are a few basic items you should have. You can often find these on craigslist, and definitely at a brewing supply store, or you can order them on amazon.
- Fermentation bucket
- Airlocks with rubber stoppers
- Siphon hose
- a funnel
- Wine bottles (we usually just sanitize our old ones), corks, and a corker, OR swing-top bottles
- Sterilization solution