'Friday Night In with The Morgans': Hilarie Burton gives dandelion wine tutorial and fans can't wait to try it
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton Morgan's AMC talk show 'Friday Night In with The Morgans' gives fans fun insights into the life of the celebrity couple as they find new ways to keep themselves busy during the coronavirus lockdown. One of the things Hilarie has been doing in her spare time is making dandelion wine and she shared a tutorial on how to make the drink during an episode of the show.
If you've got dandelions growing in your backyard, dandelion wine is a fun way to spend your time under lockdown. Even if you don't get it right, at least it's something to do, right? Here's how to go about making it: "Take your bowl of blossoms and you take off all of the green parts," Hilarie explains in the tutorial clip. "Then we're gonna strain all those dandelions before we put the fun stuff in."
"You're now wanna get your citrus stuff ready," she continues. "I'm using three oranges and one lemon but you can use two and two. You are going to take that peel off and that's all gonna go in and you're gonna cut the white parts off of the fruit and just put the actual citrus in your pot. As it comes to a boil, you're gonna add three pounds of sugar."
"I'm going to combine my yeast starter," she then says, showing the system she's using including a fermentation lock. "There she is, a thing of beauty. This little cap right here allows the gas to come out but nothing to go in and so when all the gas is done bubbling up then we know it's time to strain her one more time, get the sediment out, put it in a bottle and it will be ready in December."
Fans really loved the tutorial and have been taking to Twitter to let the Morgans know just how much. One fan tweeted, "I really need Dandelion wine in my life! been trading wine for beer for many years now because I'm fed up with it beer. #FridayNightIn" Another said, "I'm sure it is wonderful, but hearing about dandelion wine is so...intriguing to me. I can't even begin to imagine how that tastes."
"Hilarie teaching us how to make dandelion wine was the best part of the episode @HilarieBurton#FridayNightInWithTheMorgans," another fan declared. Are you going to be trying out dandelion wine recipes? What other cool recipes have you been testing during the lockdown? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @meawwofficial.
'Friday Night In with The Morgans' airs new episodes on Friday nights on AMC at 10 pm ET.