Homemade redcurrant wine
Summer is a season of homemade and not only classic ones. Fans of exquisite home-made alcohol make aromatic, tasty drinks and tinctures from fruits and berries. Wine made from currants contains an impressive supply of biologically active substances, including antioxidants, polyphenols, anthocyanins and vitamin C. They are used to normalize the circulatory system, support the immune system, improve the functioning of the organs of vision, digestive system and kidneys. On how to cook it, read further in the material.
Selection and preparation of ingredients
For cooking, you will need berries, water and sugar. The fruits of red currant are very tender. Tearing them off the stem is quite troublesome. Therefore, it is enough to simply sort out, removing wrinkled, soft or spoiled. By adding spices or fruit additives, you can change the taste and aroma of the drink.
Did you know? Berries used for making wine should not be washed. On their peel are natural yeast — fungi that cause fermentation.
Red Currant Wine Recipe
6 L 1.5–2 months
Nutritional value per 100 g:
- Put the branches of red currant into a clean container - a bowl or pan.
- Stretch them thoroughly with your hands.
- Strain the resulting berry puree through a metal sieve.
- Given that the juice of red currant is very acidic, it is necessary to dilute it with water in a ratio of 1: 2.
- Add sugar at the rate of 1: 1. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Wash the jars and pour the prepared mixture into them, not topping up.
- Close cans with special lids for wine.
- To start the fermentation process, the containers with the drink must be in a warm place. For example, in the kitchen. The main thing is to choose a place where direct sunlight does not fall.
- The fermentation period will last about 3-4 weeks.
- 10-14 days after the start of fermentation, the precipitate must be removed. Prepare clean cans. Using a water level or hose, drain the drink and leave the precipitate. In order not to capture the cloudy fermented layer, hold the tube when pumping above it.
- The prepared drink must be closed with wine lids and put in a cold room in order to make it good. It can be a cellar, basement, balcony or any other cool place. The maturation period is 25 days.
- The end of the process is easily determined by the fact that sediment again appears on the bottom, the foam subsides, and the wine becomes clean and transparent. Strain the drink and place it in a permanent storage place.
Features of storage of blanks
Wine from red currant is considered to be very tender and sensitive to temperature conditions. It can be stored at temperatures from + 8 ° C to + 12 ° C, but not higher. You can also put bottles in the refrigerator if there is enough space there or move them to the basement.
Important! Do not store wine at freezing temperatures.This destroys the taste of berries, leaving only the taste of alcohol.