Two delicious wines for Christmas

Two delicious wines for Christmas
Date and orange wine. Photo: Ramya Nair

Christmas isn’t complete without enjoying some good wine. While the classic grape wine is an all-time favourite, it is also the time to try some unique flavours. This Christmas, try dates and orange wine that taste amazing.

Dates wine
Ingredients
500 gms dates
500 gms sugar
1 tbsp wheat
2 ½ litres boiled and cooled water

Preparation
Remove the pits from the dates
Boil the pitted dates with ½ kg sugar and 1 litre water
Turn off the flame after boiling the dates for 2 minutes
After the dates have cooled down, transfer them into a glass jar
Add 1 tsp yeast, ½ litres water, 4 cardamom pods, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 star anise, 10 peppercorns, cloves and 1 tbsp wheat
Mix well
Secure the mouth of the jar tightly
After 2 – 3 days, open the jar and stir the wine
After 15 days, strain the wine through a clean piece of cloth
Store the dates wine in airtight glass bottles.

Orange wine
Ingredients
½ kg orange
½ kg sugar
1 tbsp wheat
1 ½ litres boiled and cooled water

Preparation
Peel the oranges
Put the oranges in a glass jar
Into it add ½ kg sugar
Smash and mix the oranges and sugar nicely using a spoon or ladle
Now add 4 cardamom pods, 2 cinnamon sticks, 10 pepper corns, cloves and 1 tbsp wheat
Pour boiled and cooled water too
Secure the mouth of the jar tightly and keep aside
After 15 days, strain the wine through a piece of clean cloth
Store the orange wine in glass bottles.

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