Saturday, December 13, 2014

Beetroot Wine

This was lying in my draft folder for 1 year, I made this for last Christmas, finally got time to post.

Beetroot  -  3 cups
Sugar -  1 to ½ cup
Lemon juice  - juice of 1 large lemon
Yeast  -  1tsp
Cinnamon stick - 5
Cloves -  5 to 7
Water  5 to 6 cups

Wash the beetroot nicely, peel off the skin and grate them.  Take a wide pan, add water into it and bring it to boil, when it starts boiling, add grated beetroot and cook. Meanwhile dissolve yeast in lukewarm water by adding ½ tsp of sugar.  When the beetroot is cooked turn off the heat and allow it cool, then strain it, now add sugar and dilute/dissolve well using a wooden spatula, then add dissolved yeast, and lemon juice, mix well and transfer into a glass jar or earthern   pot. (I used glass jar). Now add cinnamon sticks  and cloves. Close the container tightly, it has to be air tight. Keep it in a dark place for fermentation, for a bout 15 to 20 days. After a week open the container, stir well with a wooden spatula, close it and wait till 15th or 20th  day to enjoy……..
 Cheers to all..............

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