Orange Wine Recipe

This Orange Wine recipe is a great way to make your own fruit wine!


| November 2013



Drink Your Garden

Make your own fruit wine with the help of Judith Glover's "Drink Your Own Garden."

Cover Courtesy Batsford

Drink Your Own Garden (Batsford, 2013) offers more than 140 delicious recipes that make the most of your garden produce. Author Judith Glover encourages readers to experiment with a variety of fresh produce, from plums to melons, to make your own fruit wines, as well as meads and beers. This following Orange Wine recipe is excerpted from the chapter “Fruit Wine."

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Drink Your Own Garden.

Orange Wine Recipe

The best oranges to use are sweet, juicy and thin-skinned, and you’ll need about 12 large ones for the required amount of orange juice. As with all citrus fruits, avoid including any white pith or pips. The addition of a little lemon juice helps the acidity of this wine. 

• 2 pints fresh orange juice
• 3 pounds sugar
• 2 lemons
• 1 Camden tablet (a handy form of sulfur dioxide for disinfecting and sterilizing)
• 1/2 teaspoon grape tannin
• Water
• Wine yeast
• Yeast nutrient

1. Cut the oranges in half and use a lemon squeezer to press out 2 pints of juice, removing any pips.

2. Make the juice up to 6 pints with cold water.





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