Friday, September 21, 2007

BROWN, BROWN WINE .............



There's this beautiful song by UB - 40 which goes "Red Red Wine, goes to my head, makes me forget that I, still need her so........". My wine is not Red it is deep brown & it doesnt even go into your head & will not even make you forget anyone........so I pass the judgement that it is perfectly fine to gulp it down......My mom makes this lovely wine for Christmas every year, without fail & the same is so blatantly publicized (of course by me & my brother & my Dad ......& a wee bit by herself too) that everyone visiting us on Christmas has to have the wine. I have never made a bottle myself, coz I am handed over a bottle or two by her, which I unashamedly & proudly serve to my guests. I am sharing this wonderful wine recipe with you. The pics will of course come only during Christmas time. Till then "Brown, Brown, Wine......."
Ing -
250 gm - Ginger - Cleaned & Crushed
1/2 Kg - Sugar
5/6 - Laung / Clove
1 inch - Dalchini / Cinnamon
1 - Jaifal / Nutmeg
5/6 - Red Chillies - Deseeded (use only the skin)
4 Ltr - Water
Method -
Boil all the ingredients in the water for about 1 - 1-1/2 hours. After a boil, simmer on slow falme.
Remove from fire & let it cool. All the pulp will settle down. Remove the liquid into a separate container by seiving.
Into that liquid add 1/2 spoon Citric Acid.
Take about a handful of sugar & on slow flame melt it, when it has started turning brown, add about 1/4 cup of water (or more if required) very slowly. Keep stirring
While adding the water, be very careful cause it starts sputtering a lot & you can run the risk of the liquid falling on you. Dont bend close to the pan - this makes the caramel.
Add this caramel into the ginger water.
Again let it settle.
Strain & pour into clean, dry bottles.
This stays well for quite a long time.
I hope you enjoy your wine, & will give it a shot for this Christmas!!

11 comments:

bindiya said...

have always been looking for a wine recipe to make at home, this looks good for starters!

Shella said...

Its an absolute must Bindiya. It has a lovely taste.

Pooja V said...

Home made wine...wow. Its a great idea.

Cynthia said...

I like that UB-40 song :) homemade wines are always good.

Shella said...

Pooja - I know, it makes you feel good somehow.

Cynthia - Me too & quite a few of their other numbers too. I too feel the same way about homemade wines. I have seen a few other recipes of pineapple wine & beetroot wine at other blog-buddies sites & have to give them a try.

Purnima said...

Shella..you hv a lovely blog here..firstly thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment..you must b kidding..aap das hazaar recipes kahan rakhtey ho? kabhi bed ke neechey rakhan mat, varna aap ke sapney bade foodie types hongey!!

Purnima said...

Shella..you hv a lovely blog here..firstly thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment..you must b kidding..aap das hazaar recipes kahan rakhtey ho? kabhi bed ke neechey rakhan mat, varna aap ke sapney bade foodie types hongey!!

Superchef said...

homemade wines are the best..my friends mom used to make gooseberry wine!!!

Mishmash ! said...

Mummy keeps talking about this whenever we re on this topic of wines...but I have never tasted it....want to try once!

shweta said...

Hi Shella...M a new bee in the field of cooking... visited your blog for d 1st time...its great...Gineger wine...sounds great...wil surely give it a try...just needed few clarifications...can i use green chillies or red chilli powder and lemon in place of citric acid...keep up d gud work

Balvinder Ubi said...

This looks great. My husband adds ginger in his drinks, I should surprise him with this. Saving in my bookmarks.Sheila I am on word press, I don't want to fool you by becoming the member of your blog because I am not going to see any of your updates, I can only sign through email. If you are interested in my posts you have to subscribe through my email, its your choice. No compulsion.