Green Gooseberry Wine

[ Green Gooseberry Wine ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Drink

Ingredients
gooseberries
water
cold water
liquor
sugar
brandy
sugar candy

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia

Source: Manuscript Notebook of Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: MacDonald Family Fonds | Reference: MG 1 No. 1 / Microfilm Reel 10,618

Description

A recipe and instructions for making green gooseberry wine.


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     Green Gooseberry wine
To every pound of Gooseberries a pint
of cold water to every quart of water that
Liquor when strained a pound of sugar
mash the fruit well & put them in a
Tub with the water & let them stand
until next day - then strain it disolve
The Sugar in the water or Liquor & put it
in the Cask stir it every day till done
fermenting a pint of very best Brandy
is a sufficient quantity for 5 Gallons
put half of it in when you turn the
wine & the other half when you stop the
Cask some sugar Candy in Lumps is a
good thing ¼ of a pound
this wine should stand till Goose berries
Blossom next year