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Scottish Recipes: Ginger Wine

Ginger wine has been a popular drink for cold winter's nights - or as an addition to whisky to make a "Whisky Mac". This recipe is adapted from the original published in Mrs Beeton's famous work and makes 4.5 litres (8 pints).

Recipe Ingredients:

4.5 litres (8 pints) water 1.4 kg (3 lb) sugar One lemon - zest and juice 1 teaspoon fresh yeast 110g (4 oz ) raisins, stoned and chopped 40g (1 oz ) ginger, peeled and bruised 75 ml (2 fl oz ) brandy

Preparation Method:

Add the water, sugar, lemon zest and bruised ginger to a very clean saucepan. Bring to the boil, simmer for 1 hour. Remove any scum and transfer to a large bowl. When it is luke-warm, add the yeast and leave overnight.

Next day, strain the lemon juice and add to the mix along with the chopped raisins. Place everything in a suitable vessel.

Stir the wine every day for 14 days. Add the brandy. Stop the vessel down by degrees and in a few weeks it will be ready to bottle.

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