Pineapple wine is an easy-to-make-at-home fruity wine that can be served for family gatherings. Just need the fruit and few ingredients .
Pineapple is a rich fruit and is available in almost every region . The fruit is sweet and due to its sweetness the yeast eats sugar to make alcohol, the result can give you a buzz – an alcoholic pineapple drink, and adding your own of extra ingredients will increase the potency. The more you keep the wine before bottling, the more alcohol gets produced.
I got my wine fully fermented within 15-20 days. After first fermentation, I kept it for few more days for second fermentation before bottling it.
Pineapple wine tastes great when chilled since its bit sweeter. So, lets check out the ingredients and method to prepare this wine.
Preparation Time including fermentation time: 1 month Aprox
Quantity :3 litres
1 Kg Pineapple( After removing the skin)
750 Grams sugar
50 Grams wheat
50 Grams Rice
5 Grams( 1 Teaspoon) Yeast
5-6 Green Cardamoms
1 Stick Cinnamon
2 Litres Water
Wash pineapple well and remove the top and bottom portion using knife. Remove skin and cut them into halves. Remove the middle hard portion and chop into small chunks.
Take a big cooking pot and add in chopped pineapple chunks along with Sugar.
Add whole masala like cloves, cardamom and cinnamon.
Stir properly using wooden spatula.
Heat the mixture on high flame and let it boil . Keep mixing in between.
Once the mixture starts boiling, lower the heat. Keep on minimum heat and simmer the mixture for more 10-15 minutes.
Switch off the heat and let the mixture cool down completely.
Keep yeast to activate. Take around 50 ml warm water, sugar( we had kept around a spoon aside) and 5 grams yeast. Mix and keep for 5-10 minutes. The yeast will bubble up .
Once mixture comes to room temperature, pour the juice along with pineapple chunks into a well sterilised glass or plastic jar. Never use metal jar. This jar should have airtight lid .
Add whole wheat, rice grains and activated yeast. Stir with sterilised wooden spatula .
Close with airtight cover and plug in airlock knob. Keep aside for 8-10 days for first fermentation.
Every alternate day, using sterilised wooden spatula, stir the mixture. You will see it all frothy , but it’s normal. That means fermentation is in action.
After 10 days, the wine will be ready to be strained for second fermentation. The froth will go away and you will see clear wine.
Using clean muslin cloth, strain it in glass or plastic sterilised container with airtight lid.
keep the container closed tightly in cool place for next 10 days.
Now we can bottle our wine using plastic funnel in sterilised glass jars.
Our wine is now ready to be served. Pineapple wine tastes better when chilled.