Honey wine: 6 simple recipes for cooking at home, how to store

Honey wine: 6 simple recipes for cooking at home, how to store

People have been making honey wine for many centuries, it has been known and loved since the times of Ancient Russia. The drink acquired special significance in regions where, due to climatic conditions, grapes could not grow. Honey wine has gained its popularity due to its exceptional, rich, mild taste and thick aroma, and with all the right ingredients, it is not at all difficult to make it at home.

From the history of winemaking

Winemaking has been practiced since ancient times, this occupation appeared presumably in the same period as agriculture.At first, people could not understand why fruit juice became cloudy, foamed, and then it turned out to be a heady drink that hits the head. And he was credited with magical properties. A little later, the first winemakers figured out what was going on. The reason for this was the fermentation of yeast fungi, which are found in fruits and berries.

Under the right conditions, such as: enough food, oxygen and heat - fungi begin to multiply actively. And as a result of the fermentation process, sugar turns into alcohol, and the must becomes wine.

The production of honey wine is widespread in those countries where, due to climatic and other characteristics, there is a shortage of the main raw material - grapes. And just such an intoxicating drink was able and loved to be made in Russia by the method of natural fermentation. The raw materials for it were fruits, various berries and, of course, honey.

Cooking nuances

This wine is made from fermented honey (it is used in preparation instead of sugar) and fruit or berry juice. Two methods are used - with and without boiling.

Methods for making honey wine at home

A novice winemaker can easily prepare a delicious intoxicating drink at home, for this you need to follow the instructions of the selected recipe step by step.

Easy recipe

According to this recipe, it is easy to make delicious, fragrant, intoxicating honey wine, no worse than grape wine. To do this, take:

  • honey - 600 grams;
  • pure water - 3 liters;
  • raisins - 0.5 kilograms;
  • fruit syrup - 250 ml.

No hops

To do this, first prepare a starter from 7 liters of warm water and 50 grams of yeast, which is placed in a warm place for 4-5 hours. While she is playing, they begin to make honey must - water is poured into the honey, and then boiled over low heat until it becomes a clear syrup.Then the sugar is fried in a frying pan, and then it and the fermented wort are mixed and placed in a bottle. Now the workpiece is removed for 2 weeks in a cool place.

You will need the following ingredients:

  • sugar - 250 grams;
  • honey (linden, acacia) - 3 kilograms;
  • sourdough - 7 liters;
  • water - 12 liters.

With apple juice

Due to the addition of various spices, the drink acquires an exceptional taste and piquant aroma. It is desirable to make juice from varieties with a pronounced sourness. Honey and water are added to it and boiled until the syrup thickens. After that, the workpiece is allowed to cool, the leaven is added and removed for a week in a warm place. Then the wine is poured into bottles, put spices and put in a cool room for a month.

For lovers of stronger drinks, alcohol can be added to the blank.

The following items will be required:

  • alcohol - 500 milliliters;
  • apple juice - 5 liters;
  • honey - 1.5 kilograms;
  • water - 5 liters;
  • yeast sourdough - 500 milliliters;
  • spices - cinnamon, mint (melissa), cinnamon.

With lemon

To do this, honey is added to water, stirred and boiled for an hour. Hops are poured into the workpiece 10 minutes before the end of cooking. Then the wort is cooled to room temperature and lemons (cut into thin slices) are added to it. After put in a cool, dark place.

After 2 weeks, the wine is filtered and bottled for storage.

Required ingredients:

  • clean water - 10 liters;
  • hop cones - 20 grams;
  • lemons - 10 pieces;
  • honey (liquid) - 2 kilograms.

Honey Raspberry Wine

Honey is put into water, stirred and boiled for an hour. Then the liquid is poured into a bottle, leaven and raspberry juice are added, mixed and removed for a couple of weeks. After it is filtered and bottled. The result is an incredibly tasty and aromatic drink.

For its preparation take:

  • water - 5 liters;
  • raspberry juice - 1 liter;
  • honey - 2.2 kilograms.

With wildflowers

This blank has absorbed all the freshness and aroma of wild flowers. To prepare such an original wine, they take:

  • honey - 2.5 kilograms;
  • clean water - 4.5 liters;
  • raisins (unwashed) - 30 grams;
  • lemon - 1 piece;
  • yeast - 20 grams;
  • dandelion (fresh) - 120 grams;
  • yarrow (fresh) - 120 grams;
  • lavender - 120 grams.

Storage conditions

Store this wine in glass bottles at a temperature not exceeding +15 C degrees. The optimum humidity level is 60-70 percent. The storage location should be out of direct sunlight, and it is also not desirable to have products or substances with a strong odor nearby.

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