Receipt for Ginger Wine

[ Receipt for Ginger Wine ]

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

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Drink

Ingredients
sugar
water
ginger
Seville oranges
lemons
orange peel
lemon peel
brandy
yeast

Places
Nova Scotia

Source: Militia Regulations Book
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Reference: MG 100 Vol. 1 No. 5 / Microfilm Reel 786

Description

Instructions for making a wine or liqueur from oranges, lemons, and ginger pasted in the pages of a book of Militia Regulations.


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           Receipt for Ginger Wine

To twenty pounds of Moist Sugar add ten

Gallons of Water ten Ounces of Ginger

the ^Rimesof ten Seville Oranges and ^ten    lemons

do not put the peel in till you have done Scumming^it

Let it boil ten minutes After the Peel is in

Put it in tub til quite Cold put the juice of the

Lemons and Oranges into the Barrel

And to ten Gallon's add a quart of Brandy

Let it stand 4 months -- it is the best to make

it Early in the Spring put two spoonfuls of Yeast

into the Cask