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