How To Make Mint Wine
Homemade Wine Recipe
Ingredients: Mint Wine
2 pints compressed mint leaves (any garden mint is suitable)
3 lbs / 1,350 grams granulated sugar
1/2 cup of lemon juice
Cup of green tea
8 pints / 1 gallon water
1 teaspoon yeast nutrient / energiser
1 campden tablet
Method - What to Do
Thoroughly wash mint leaves and cover in boiling water. Mix and stand for around one hour. Strain the mint liquor into winemaking fermentation bucket. Again, covering the mint leaves with more boiling water and after one hour, strain into the winemaking fermentation bucket. Add all of the other ingredients, using the remaining water (boiled). Stir the mint wine mixture well until all of the sugar has completely dissolved. Stand for around 12 hours and then add the activated wine yeast.
Stir the mint wine 'must' each morning and evening for the next three days and then strain mixture. Pour the fermenting mint wine into a sterilised demijohn and add suitable wine airlock. Rack at two months for the first time, and then two more times at three-monthly intervals. Bottle at around one year old, when the mint wine should be completely stable, with good clarity. Allow the mint wine to stand for approximately six months before drinking.
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