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Blackcurrant (Redcurrant or Whitecurrant) Wine

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A family recipe by Great-Nanna Lottie.

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Ingredients

  • 3 quarts fruit
  • 1 gallon water
  • sugar (quantity & type given in instructions)

Details

Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Put the fruit with the water in a earthenware pan or wooden tub, squash them well and stir twice daily for six days.

Step 2

Strain through muslin or sieve without pressing the fruit.

Step 3

To each gallon of liquor allow 3 lbs sugar.
If using blackcurrants, use demerara sugar.
For redcurrant or or whitecurrant wine granulated sugar should be used.

Step 4

In 24 hours fermentation should start, it should then be stirred and allowed to stand for another 48 hours.

Step 5

Then skim and put into a jar or cask with muslin laid over the opening until fermentation has ceased, when it should be corked lightly.

Step 6

Stand for six months, bottle off with a teaspoon of sugar in each bottle and refrain from drinking for a month.

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