If you’re searching for a libation that embodies the soul of the season and the spirit of shared moments, allow us to introduce you to the heartwarming elixir that is Homemade Ginger Wine.
In the enchanting tapestry of holiday traditions, the aromatic embrace of ginger transcends mere fragrance; it becomes the very essence of Christmas, woven seamlessly into cherished family gatherings.
Nothing captures the spirit of togetherness quite like the warmth of homemade creations. As the air fills with the familiar scents of cinnamon and cloves, beckoning loved ones near, there’s an undeniable magic in crafting something from scratch.
A sip of this meticulously crafted concoction is not just a drink, Homemade Ginger Wine is an invitation to join the ranks of those who understand that the true essence of family is found in the simple pleasure of a shared, homemade delight.
Homemade Ginger Wine recipe
- 1 kg ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 kg sugar
- 250 g raisins
- 4 litres water
- Zest and juice of 2 oranges
- Zest and juice of 2 lemons
- 3-4 dried red chillies
- 1 teaspoon instant yeast
- 1 teaspoon yeast nutrient (optional)
- Sterilise a large glass demijohn (or other airtight container) by washing it thoroughly with hot water and soap, then rinsing it with boiling water.
- In a large pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the ginger, sugar, raisins, orange and lemon zest, chillies, and yeast nutrients (if using).
- Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Remove the pot from the heat and let cool completely.
- Pour the cooled ginger wine mixture into the sterilised demijohn. Add the yeast and stir until dissolved.
- Fit the demijohn with an airlock and bung.
- Store the demijohn in a cool, dark place for 4-6 weeks, or until fermentation has stopped.
- Rack the wine into another sterilised demijohn, leaving behind the sediment at the bottom of the first demijohn
- Repeat racking every 4-6 weeks until the wine is clear.
- Bottle the wine and store it in a cool, dark place for at least 6 months before drinking.
- For a spicier wine, add more chillies.
- For a sweeter wine, add more sugar.
- For a drier wine, let the wine ferment for longer.
We hope you enjoy this recipe for Homemade Ginger Wine! It’s the season for sharing, so remember to share this Homemade Ginger Wine recipe with your family and friends.
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