Look at those little dandelions everywhere! Don’t spray them! Turn them into a feast of dandelion wine and wilted dandelion greens. Why kill these little guys of just yet (you can do that a little later in the spring) when you can ferment up a wine for the fall? Now, I’ve never had this so it’s experimental for me, so I won’t pretend to tell you that its fabulous, mouth wateringly delicious or any of that bullshit. But I am going to make it and let you know in a few months.Now, just take this little guy…And a whole shit-load of his friends,then pull their little yellow heads apart and fill up a jar. I had enough for four cups (well I had more, but I got tired of the head pulling. Cover with 6 cups of boiling water and wait 24 hours. Strain, bring to another boil and pour over 2.5 cups of sugar and 1 sliced lemon. I used a lemon and grapefruit.
The recipe I used is available here. I think there’s a mistake though since it doesn’t account for yeast. I added a teaspoon of white wine yeast I keep around.
Let it sit six or so months and break it out to sip in the fall.