Wednesday 1 January 2014

Lemon Wine Recipe

 May every day of the New Year glow with good cheer & happiness for you & your family.
Happy New Year!

How to make Homemade wines

I made this Lemon Wine soon after I made Orange Wine last March.... At first just after the fermentation period, it tasted and looked like lemon juice and I was a little disappointed.... I kept the wine away and untouched for a couple of more months and again when I checked the wine, the pale color had changed to golden and the taste had changed drastically.... Now it has a unique zesty flavor of lemon mingled with the sweetness of raisins! Another successful wine experiment to add to my collection....  

How to make Kerala Lemon and Raisin Wine

Lemon Wine
Lemons - 10
Sugar -1 ¼ kg
Raisins or sultanas -450 grams, chopped
Water -4 ½ liters
Yeast -1 tsp
  • Wash lemons and wipe it with a kitchen tissue or clean cloth.
  • With a citrus peeler or vegetable peeler thinly peel the lemon zest without the white part. Extract the juice from the lemons and keep aside.
  • Boil sugar, water and lemon zest in a big vessel and let the mixture to cool.
  • When the mixture becomes lukewarm, add lemon juice, raisins, yeast and transfer the mixture to a sterilized glass bottle / bharani, cover it and leave for 14 days stirring daily.
  • After 14 days, strain the mixture through a cheese / muslin cloth in to a clean dry bottle.
  • Keep this again for 21 days untouched. After 21 days strain the wine again, pour it in to clean dry bottles.
  • This wine improves greatly with keeping it for at least 3 months. 
Homemade Lemon Wine

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  1. beautiful way to start the new year :) wishing you truck loads of health and happiness :)

  2. Happy new year, I keenly follow ur wine recipes...Can we make wine with apples ? certain fruits we boil ,others we just chop as it is how do we know which to chop and which to boil ?

    1. There are always alternative techniques for wine making. you can make it raw or boiled. both will get you results.

  3. Thinking about trying this same technique with limes.

  4. hi swapna.. i am vandana and i am really new to wine making... i am really loving all ur wine receipes.. going to try making lemon wine.. i just want to know 2 things. 1. raisins what color- brown, white, or black.. 2. yeast to be used is instant yeast???

    1. You can use any colour raisins, I used white raisins.
      I use instant yeast. If wine yeast is available in the country you stay, you can use that.

    2. thank you swapna. i stay in india, in cochin kerala.. wine yeast i dnt think is available here.. but thank you for the advice....

    3. ho swapna i had one more doubt, when u say After 14 days or After 21 days... it means we strain on the 15th and the 22nd day??

    4. Yes you have to strain the wine two times. First after 14 days and second time after 21 days

  5. How to make Pomegranate wine?

    1. Same the way as mentioned above. instead of lemon use pomegranates. u will need less sugar and make sure u strain it on the 14th day.

    2. Please can you tell me how many pomegranate or kg should I use to make wine.

  6. Hi, can we use wheat for fermentation instead of yeast?

  7. Hi Swapna, any specific reasons for using raisins? Can we make it only with lemons?

  8. I tried making this. It ended up quite sweet and I enjoy it, but there is zero lemon flavour! It has a flavour kind of like raisins.
    So I'm likely to try this again, but I think I'll be leaving the raisin out next time, they are kind of troublesome to deal with anyways (taskes up a lot of space)

  9. Hi Swapna....lemon size varies in different countries. Could you please say how much lemon in terms of weight. Or at least the size of the lemon you use. Accordingly I can take that many lemons. Thanks... and oh yes!! Your wines are a big hit in my house. I've made many of your wine recipes successfully.


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