Saturday, January 29, 2011

Beetroot Wine

Do you have a pet dog? A friend sent me an e-book, "Recipes for your Dog's diet and care". Quite a cute book. Since I dont have a pet dog, I would'nt be using it. If you would like a copy, do let me know and I'll happily mail it to you.

I have been enjoying making healthy homemade wines of late. The last one I tried was Aloe Wine and I simply loved it. This beet wine has a gorgeous colour and great taste. Check it out.

1kg beetroot
1kg jaggery
1/4cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup ginger juice
1stick cinamon
  • Wash the beets, skin and cube them. Crush the spices in a mortar.
  • Throw all ingredients into a wine jar. Close the lid tightly.
  • Date the wine. Stir the mixture everyday for a week. Leave to ferment for 41 days from the day of preparation.
  • Open and stir the wine and strain into a bottle with a muslin cloth.
  • Cheers!
You might also like-
Aloe Wine
Health Benefits of Beetroot
Beetroot Jam
Beetroot Cutlets


  1. That's really beautiful wine. I used to make wines using fruits. They are sweet and really good. I don't let it ferment too long. I have to try with vegetables. Thanks very much for sharing.

  2. oh you made your own! And what a lovely colour as well.

  3. That wine is gorgeous. I've never attempted to make it. We do have a dog but she's diabetic so on a strict diet. That was sweet of your friend though.

  4. I can't believe you make your own wine! This sounds excellent!

  5. Great idea. My sister has a basement full of beets, she'll be happy to have this recipe. Sounds like a lot of fun.

  6. Lovely color. This looks like something fun to try. :)

  7. Wow, this sounds really good. At first I thought you were going to say this beet wine was for them. hehe :)

  8. Wow, beetroot wine? Sounds and looks the color of it :-) and you mention Aloe wine? So So interesting Shirley.

  9. Wow, this is very neat, I would love to try to make it, gorgeous!

  10. I love wine but I've been too overwhelmed to try making my own ... Thanks for sharing!

  11. What a coincidence! Yesterday, I told my husband about how I used to love beetroot wine made by my mom. Thanks for sharing the recipe, hopefully I'll make this soon.

  12. wow !! lovely colour... Will this wine ferment as there isnt any yeast added ? sorry but im new to this.. :)

  13. Hi Anu,
    Good to see you! This wine does not require yeast since its prepared with jaggery. The jaggery helps to ferment. Feel free to ask if you have more queries.

  14. Is there no water in this recipe? I was wondering that only 1/2 cup ginger juice is the liquid in this recipe so how much wine would this yield? Same with your aloe wine recipe. Please clarify.

    1. Hi Carol,
      The jaggery and beetroot will breakdown to give the required liquid for the wine. The same with the aloe. The entire pulp will breakdown.



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