Cooking, Ginger Wine
popular alcoholic beverage, very warming on a cold winter’s
night. Ginger wine can be added to whisky to make a ‘Whisky
4.5 litres (8 pints)
- 4.5 litres (8 pints)
Sugar - 1.4 kg (3 lb)
Lemon - 1, zest and juice
Ginger - 40g (1½ oz), peeled and bruised
Fresh yeast - 1 tsp
Raisins - 110g (4 oz), stoned and chopped
Brandy - 75 ml (2½ fl oz)
the water, sugar, lemon zest and bruised ginger to a very clean
saucepan. Bring to the boil, simmer for 1 hour.
any scum and transfer to a large bowl. When it is luke-warm, add
the yeast and leave overnight.
day, strain the lemon juice and add to the mix along with the
chopped raisins. Place everything in a suitable vessel.
the wine every day for 14 days. Add the brandy. In a few weeks
it will be ready to bottle.
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