Beetroot Wine

Nothing like sipping on some delicious wine after a long day. This traditional Goan wine smells fruity and hits all the right spots. It makes for a wonderful holiday wine because of its warm flavor. It does not have a beetroot flavor which is a huge plus! Try this out sometime 🙂

Time: 

  • Prep time – 20 minutes
  • Cook time – 3 months

Ingredients: 

  • Beetroot – 3 kg
  • Wheat – 250 g
  • White Sugar – 2 kg
  • Lemon or Orange – 2
  • Water – 5 liters
  • Purple Grapes (Chopped) – 1 kg OR Raisins (Chopped) – 500g
  • Yeast – 3 tsp
  • Citric acid – 1/2 tsp

Method: 

  1. Boil the lemon/orange rind with beetroot until it is cooked and soft. Add the chopped raisins or grapes.
  2. Mix and leave for a day. Then crush everything using your hands.
  3. Strain the liquid into a fermentation jar. Add 1kg of the sugar, yeast, wheat, citric acid, and lemon juice.
  4. Keep for eight days and stir the mixture on alternate days.
  5. On the 9th day add the remaining sugar. Continue to stir every alternate day and then stop stirring on the 20th day.
  6. Strain the mixture through a thin cloth. After two days, sedimentation, and rack the wine.
  7. Pour into a bottle and let it mature for at least three months.

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