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Sunday, December 02, 2012

Ginger Wine (Home made)

December has begun and Christmas is days close by.Though preparations start days ahead of Christmas to mark the birth of Christ,I too started my preparations with wine.This time I tried the Ginger wine unlike the Grape wine last year and has turned out to be a good success.Ginger wine is a mildly spicy and sweet wine.Do give this a try for Christmas & Enjoy with family!!!


Ingredients
ginger 250gm
water 2 lit
yeast 3/4 tsp
sugar 500 -750 gm
cinnamon 5g
cloves 5
cardamom 4
sugar for caramelise 3tbsp
lemon juice from 3 lemons
papaya peels  (optional;refer notes)


Method
-Wash and peel the ginger skin.Chop it small.Keep aside.
-Boil the water in a pan and add sugar,with spices and chopped ginger.Reduce the wine to half the quantity(1 lit)~ takes about 45 mins -1hr.
-Let the mix come to room temperature and add in the yeast and juice.
-Heat another pan,add the sugar for caramelise,wait till it dissolves and add about 3 tbsp of water once it reaches golden brown,Switch off flame,cool and add.(Optional step)


-Pour it in clean,dry glass jars or bharani(clay pot) and cover it tightly.
-After 10 days,strain out the clear liquid discarding the sediments.
-Bottle it,leave aside in a dark place and then strain again into clear bottles after another 20-25 days.
-Ready to serve!!


Servings~ 1 liter

NOTES
* You can either add half of a papaya peels as it contains natural pectin which helps to clear the haze in wine.Or leave aside without shaking the bottles and strain out only clear liquid.I have just used this method.You may add papaya peels if you wish.
* If you love the spicy flavor dominant ,add only 500gms of sugar otherwise you may increase sugar slightly.
* Caramelizing sugar gives a nice color to the wine.I have added that step but that is strictly optional.



Sending this to Priya & Divya's 60 days of Christmas ,Favorite Christmas Recipes @ Zesty South Indian Kitchen



49 comments:

Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

Love ginger wine. Homemade tastes so good.

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yummy and healthy
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Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice one...looks too good

Babitha costa said... Best Blogger Tips

Ginger wine,new to me,love it dear

srividhya Ravikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious...

Jemini said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely dear....I am preparing grape wine for this X'mas.

Sangeetha Nambi said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG ! Tempting me sooooooo much...
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Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie superb dear. , .nice cliks

Arthy Suman said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy looking drink...I love xmas...I'm getting over excited with the festive...

Latha Madhusudhan said... Best Blogger Tips

Cheers & Merry Christmas in advance.

Wine looks perfect for Chirstmas. Absolutely lovely.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this delicious wine!! Home made wine is so good!!!
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Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I never tried ginger wine (but love ginger beer)...thanks for recipe!

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

i love ginger wine...been a long time since ive made it.... now, ur pics are making me drool...who knows, i might just do it today for newyears... :)

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Want to sip now. Wonderfully made ginger-wine dear. Very perfect presentation.

Priya R said... Best Blogger Tips

wow Julie what a beautiful wine :) thanks a ton for linking it wish I got to try it too :) lovely

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Very new one to me. Looks nice

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, homemade ginger wine, prefect for celebration.

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

very beautiful clicks julie.. i would like to try wine once :)

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, this is the first time i come across ginger wine recipe, keen to try out.. have a nice day

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Good one dear

Swasthi Blank said... Best Blogger Tips

This is truely amazing Julie. Thanks for sharing this.

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Delicious..

lifescoops said... Best Blogger Tips

Never tried this wine. Looks nice Julie :)

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome work...very new type of wine..like to try this...

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Home made is the best,great flavor.

Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job Julie...haven't tasted it so far...lovely presentation n nice clicks!!

Bhavna Bagri said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice ginger wine perfect for winter...

Divya Pramil said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow looks super good Julie..Lovely clicks too... :)
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Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy December to you . Nice wine.

Shailaja Reddy said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy & new to me.

Sreevalli E said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks refreshing.. Speaking of christmas I just finished decorating the tree & just waiting for santa to come. :)

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

A bit of wait but worth it...Looks superb...

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Very flavorful wine. HOmemade taste is always good.

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious.

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Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

That's awesome, first time hearing about ginger wine..

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Very interesting and new drink I'd learned from you!

Nandini said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks good and lovely!

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

great looking wine... home made is always special

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

sooper good.. homemade is best!!

Naveena.Sukumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

Will def try this....i have had this long time ago in bangalore.

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

your recipe sounds great...love it..
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Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious beautiful homemade wine Julie love it.

Thanks for sharing with Favorite recipes event: Christmas Recipes

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

Christmas-ey and pretty. Will try this one :)

Padma Nathan said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi,
I live in USA too. I want to make wine but I don't have any bharani or ceramic jars or glass jars. Can I use a bucket with a tight lid?

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Padma: You can use any jars to store but just make sure that it's not reactive as it sits.Plastic containers react with the wine and it may not be good for health.Glass jars or ceramic jars are so preffered.

sanal E said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Wat if I get mold formed on top of my wine. Shd I dump the wine or is there any way to overcome this??

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

I am not sure of ways to overcome the mold and the wine should be dumped if there is mold formation.Sorry for the delay to get back.

Mathew Abraham said... Best Blogger Tips

How many days it can be stored in a glass bottles

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Mathew: I personally have stored it for a month. But have no idea how well it stores beyond that. Hope that helps.