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Old 06-20-2008, 10:20 AM   #1
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Elderflower Champagne - Alcoholic or not?

Its time to make the most of the last elderflowers here in the UK but where i always thought the recipe for elderflower champagne resulted in a non-alcoholic volatie drink I have seen recently on Hugh Fearly Twittering's River Cottage Spring that his method brews to around 4%. I don't want my guests to be affected if they enjoy a glass or two.

Who has a method and recipe to guarantee non-alcoholic elderflower champers?



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Old 06-20-2008, 10:23 AM   #2
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I don't think that you can guarantee no alcohol if

there is fermentation. Sugar and yeast and fermentation mean alcohol to me. My Grandmother made ginger ale and I am sure that there was a small alcohol content to it. Never seemed to hurt me though. I just really liked it.
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elderflower champagne

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