New Ginger Wine - Christmas & Holiday Ginger Wine
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- Ready In:
- 24hrs 5mins
1 750ml bottle
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon rind (zest of 1 lemon)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 (750 ml) bottle white wine
- 1⁄3 cup honey or 1/3 cup golden syrup, to taste
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1⁄4 cup raisins, chopped roughly (can use mixture of regular and golden raisings)
- 1 ounce brandy or 1 ounce cognac, to taste
- In a non-reactive saucepan over medium heat, combine the lemon zest and juice, wine, honey or golden syrup, ginger, and raisins.
- Raise the heat to medium-high, stirring constantly until the honey or golden syrup is melted, which will take about 4 minutes, but do not allow to boil.
- Add the brandy or Cognac and place into glass container.
- Refrigerate at least one day (or two, to taste), then strain the wine and serve in small glasses; it will be slightly cloudy but very tasty and very good for helping digest those large dinners everybody had!
- Note: honey and golden syrup have different tastes, and I like both. It's nice to have the both versions of the wine with made, for different folks' tastes!
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Made this exactly according to the recipe. Everyone who tried it loved it! It disappears faster than I thought it would. I wonder why. I steeped it for 36 hours but will do 24 hours as the ginger taste was a little too light. We prefer a stronger ginger taste. This is very easy (though a tad expensive) for me to make. And just in time for the festive season. Thanks, Jules.
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