[ Receipt for Ginger Wine ]
Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.
Source: Militia Regulations Book
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Reference: MG 100 Vol. 1 No. 5 / Microfilm Reel 786
Instructions for making a wine or liqueur from oranges, lemons, and ginger pasted in the pages of a book of Militia Regulations.
Receipt for Ginger Wine
To twenty pounds of Moist Sugar add ten
Gallons of Water ten Ounces of Ginger
do not put the peel in till you have done Scumming
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