My great-uncle, who lived to be 102, used to make elderberry and blackberry wines. He never referred to his elderberry wine as Fairy Wine but I thought you all would enjoy seeing this recipe. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!
I don't have my uncle's recipe, but I'm working on getting it from one of the cousins.
Fairy Wine Recipe
It is said that if a human drinks from fairy wine, he or she will see fairies. If a fairy happens to drink from the same goblet, then the person will see fairies forevermore. The following is a traditional Welsh recipe for elderberry wine—also known as fairy wine.
7 lbs. elderberries, stripped and stalked
3 gallons boiling water
3 lbs. loaf sugar
1 lb. seedless raisins
1/2 oz. ground ginger
1/2 oz. yeast
Place the berries in a large pot, and cover with the boiling water. Let the pot rest for twenty-four hours, then mash the fruit and strain it through a jelly bag. Place the strained fruit back in the pan, and add the cloves, sugar, raisins, and ginger. Boil this mixture for one hour, skimming constantly. Let it cool, and add the yeast. Bottle and cork the mixture, and let it rest for at least three months.
: Do not get your fairy drunk! He/she will fly into objects, then sue in fairyland court!!!!!
(Source is feydamsel from the Paranormal Research Society.) http://www.paranormalresearchsociety.com