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Date And Citrus Wine

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Ingredients
  Dates 4 Pound
  Water 1 Gallon
  Lemons 2 , peeled for rind and juiced
  Oranges 2 , peeled for rind and juiced
  Sugar 2 Pound
  Yeast 1 Teaspoon (Sherry Variety)
  Yeast nutrient 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Using a knife, chop dates.

MAKING
2. In a large saucepan, put together chopped dates, rinds of the citrus fruits and 6 date stones; simmer for 30 minutes.
3. In a large bowl, take sugar and strain date mixture on top; let the liquid cool down.
4. When temperature of the liquid reaches 70┬░ Fahrenheit (21 ┬░Celsius), check temperature with a thermometer; stir in citrus fruit juices, yeast and nutrient.

FINALISING
5. Into a fermentation jar, pour strained liquids and top up with cooled, boiled water if required.
6. Cover tightly with a lid.
7. When the wine is clear, rack into Champagne bottles.

SERVING
8. Serve Date and Citrus Wine in wine glass.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Wine And Drink
Method: 
Fermented
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Date
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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