SmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1599 posts, RR: 33 Posted (10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 845 times:
I have wondered for years whether grapefruit can be made into a "wine", like elderberries, and even dandelions, have been. My mom, when she married, had dandelion wine at her wedding reception (in 1950). She has also described elderberry or elderflower wines.
Today she told me there are grapefruit wines. So I have been looking online, and indeed, there are wineries in Florida making these. Are there Californian grapefruit wines? If so, I would like to try one.
Also, are there regular grape wines with a note of grapefruit in them?
[Edited 2012-07-04 20:45:45]
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 16888 posts, RR: 51 Reply 3, posted (10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 650 times:
You can make "wine" out of pretty much any fruit, not just grapes. In many areas, people have to make do with whatever fruit they can get their hands on to make alcoholic beverages.
I've found some recipes online for "vin de pamplemousse" in which white wine is fortified with grapefruit juice in the French style. It seems to be something more along the lines of a white sangria in which grapefruit are used instead or oranges and other citrus fruit.
I remember a number of years ago a friend of mine tried to make some strawberry wine and that stuff turned out pretty bad. To make it drinkable, we had to mix in some vodka and some sugar.
Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5446 posts, RR: 12 Reply 4, posted (10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 608 times:
Quoting srbmod (Reply 3): You can make "wine" out of pretty much any fruit, not just grapes. In many areas, people have to make do with whatever fruit they can get their hands on to make alcoholic beverages.
You can even make wine out of pure happiness! Just look at Cheerwine!
Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.