Sunday, 28 March 2021

Tomato Wine Recipe

By now you all know how I love to experiment brewing wine with different fruits or vegetables… Trying out Tomato Wine recipe was in my mind for quite some time and so I made this a year ago… I was curious to know how the taste & colour would turn out… surprisingly the wine tasted nice. It is quite a strong wine… it has a slightly fruity taste and does not really taste like tomatoes… I really love the golden colour… do give it a try and let me know how you guys liked it 😊 



Tomato Wine

Ingredients:

Red ripe Tomatoes - 1 kg

Raisins - 175gm

Sugar - 750gm + 250 gm

Water - 3 litres

Yeast - ½ tsp

Lemon zest & lemon Juice from 1 big lemon (You can substitute it with orange zest and orange juice if you wish)

Method:

  • Boil water and 750 gm sugar and cool it till lukewarm.
  • Wash & pat dry the tomatoes. Finely chop or mash tomatoes with a potato masher.
  • Add tomatoes & raisins to the warm sugar water.
  • Mix well and add yeast, lemon juice & lemon zest. Be very careful not to add any white pith of lemon or orange with the zest.
  • Mix all the ingredients well and keep it in an earthen jar (Bharani) or in a glass jar, cover it and leave for 21 days, stirring daily.
  • On 22nd day, strain the mixture through a cheese / muslin cloth.
  • At this stage if the wine is not sweet enough for your liking, you can add rest of the 250 grams of sugar mix well and keep it again in a clean dry Bharani / glass bottle for another 21 days.
  • Strain on the 22nd day bottle and use.
  • The taste will be more flavourful if you wait for it to age for two to three months after bottling.

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