Making wine is a glorious time when the family get together and usually hold the prime position during Christmas. In normal cases, people try making with one fruit. But think about mixing different fruits and within one month you could get a fine glass of wine that bursts out with fruity flavors.
Preparation Time : 2 hours
Cuisine : All
How to Make Mixed Fruit Wine
- Boil three litres of water in a large pot. Then leave to cool.
- Take a well washed, and completely dried and wiped porcelain or glass pot that has a lid.
- Pour the boiled and cooled water into the pot.
- Wash and pat dry all the fruits.
- Remove skin and core the pineapple. Deseed and chop apples, pears, cherries, mangoes and grapes (if it has seeds).
- Also chop the bananas.
- Place chopped fruits into pot.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
- Keep covered with the lid.
- For one week, you need to open the lid- once a day and stir with a long wooden spoon.
- Then tightly cover the lid and wrap the top portion with a thick cotton or muslin cloth.
- Again, for one week, just shake the pot in a steady circular clockwise motion- without opening the lid.
- Leave it to rest for a month in a place with no disturbance and that which is free from dust.
- After one month, open and strain the liquid into a large bowl. To strain, pour the liquid fruit mix through a muslin cloth.
- Pour into sterilised glass bottles and serve as required.
The recipe holds a collection of fruits that was available to our chef. You can include any fruit that is available at the time of wine preparation. This could include guavas, strawberries, peaches or anything that you like. Best if kept untouched and undisturbed in the glass or porcelain pot for a year or so. It matures well and gives a body to the wine.