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Orange Wine

Even though I don’t consume wine, lately I have making different varieties of wine. My latest attempt is Orange Wine, a recipe which was given by Lilian aunty, our family friend. The oranges used in this wine are small, loose jacket oranges.
The picture you see above were taken soon after bottling. Hence the cloudy look. As it rests, the wine will get clarity.
Here are a few pointers one needs to keep in mind. The jars and bottles used for wine making should be sterilised and free from moisture. Always use coloured bottles to store wine.

Orange Wine

Here are a few pointers one needs to keep in mind. The jars and bottles used for wine making should be sterilised and free from moisture. Always use coloured bottles to store wine.?
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 21 d 30 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 3 bottles

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Small oranges
  • 8 teacups Boiled and cooled water
  • 1 - 1/4 kg Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Yeast
  • 250 gms Raisins

Instructions
 

  • Peel and mash the oranges.
  • Remove all seeds.
  • Put the mashed orange pulp into a jar along with sugar, raisins, yeast and water.
  • Take a peel of an orange. Scrape off the pith (white part). Slice them.
  • Roast the peel in a pan till light brown in color.
  • Boil 1/2 cup water in a pan.
  • Add the roasted peel and bring to a boil.
  • Switch off heat and allow to cool completely.
  • Pour this into the jar.
  • Stir the mixture well, using a wooden spoon, for a few minutes.
  • Cover the mouth of the jar with a muslin cloth and lid.
  • Keep for 21 days.
  • Strain the mixture into a vessel and allow to rest.
  • Carefully pour into bottles.
  • Make sure to fill on 3/4th of each bottle.
  • Allow to rest for at least a month before using.
  • This is how the wine looked like after 4 days of resting.
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