How to Make Your Own Special Dessert Wine
Making your own special dessert wine is not as difficult as it sounds. What follows is an old English recipe for making Ginger Currant wine.
Making your own special dessert wine is not as difficult as it sounds. What follows is an old English recipe for making Ginger Currant wine. This recipe yields three one quart bottles so you can make some for yourself and some to give away to your favorite foodie friends.
Decorative bottles suitable for holding the wine can usually be found in most major craft stores or online from boutique wine and spirit purveyors
· First you will need to assemble the following ingredients;
· 2 cups water, ½ cup sugar
· ½ cup finely chopped ginger root
· 1 cup dried currants
· 3 liter of dry white wine.
Once your ingredients are assembled combine the water, sugar and ginger in a small saucepan and heat it over medium high heat until the mixture comes to a boil.
Next reduce the heat and stir in the currants. Then cover the saucepan and let the mixture simmer for approximately 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes has past, remove the cover from the saucepan and raise the heat. Let the mixture boil until the liquid’s volume is reduced in half.
Next remove the condensed liquid from the heat and transfer it to a large jar or jug. Cover the container tightly and let the sealed mixture stand in a cool, dark place for at least 24 hours.
After the 24 hours have passed, take the mixture and strain it through a double layer of cheesecloth. Once the mixture is strained transfer it to three one quart bottles. Cover the bottles tightly and store them in a very cool, dry place until you are ready to serve them or give them as gifts.