A Receipt to Make a Rich Pleasant Wine

[ A Receipt to Make a Rich Pleasant Wine ]

Date: 1768/01/21

Publication Format
Print

Type
Drink

Ingredients
cider
new cider
honey

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia

Source: Nova Scotia Gazette
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: Nova Scotia Newspapers on Microfilm | Reference: Microfilm Reels 990, 8162, 8163, 9466

Description

Instructions for making wine using cider and honey. Original source unknown. Vol. 2, No. 76. Microfilm Reel 9466.


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                         To the PRINTER
         SIR,
As you inserted in your late Papers a Recipe to make
     
Raisin Wine, -- the following may be useful to some
     of your Country Readers.

     A Receipt to make a rich pleasant Wine.
    “TAKE new Cyder from the Press, mix it
with so much Honey, until it will buoy
up an Egg. Boil it gently for a Quarter of an
Hour, but not in an iron Pot. Take off the Scum
as fast as it rises; let it cool; then barrel it in a
Vessel not quite full ; and in March following
bottle it off. -- It will be ripe in a Month or six
Weeks afterwards. Then you will find a rich
vinous Liquor, as strong as Madeira Wine, and
very pleasant. Honey may be a fine Ingredient to
assist and render palatable raw, crabbed, hard,
austere Cyder.”