Sweet Beetroot Wine, A Recipe


Like what one poet said, wine, especially the sweet kind, can be compared to a beautiful poem that has been bottled.

And indeed, with this sweet wine recipe made of beetroots, you wouldn’t be able to help but appreciate its wonderful taste.

To make your own sweet beetroot wine, you will need:

  • 1 kilo of beetroots
  • 1 kilo of sugar
  • 3 and ½ liters of water
  • Half a cup of warm water
  • 3 to 5 sticks of cinnamon
  • 7 pieces of cloves
  • 2 small lemons
  • 1 teaspoon of high quality yeast

Start off the wine-making process by thoroughly washing the beetroots.  Peel off its skin and grate it finely.

Melt the yeast in warm water with half a teaspoon of sugar and give it time to rise.

In a saucepan, allow the 3 and ½ liters of water to boil.  Add the grated beetroots until it’s cooked.  Once cooked, turn off the heat and allow to cool before straining the mixture to a glass jar.  Make sure your container is airtight.  Also remember not to fill the jar to the brim.

In order to ensure that no grated beetroot is included in the liquid, use a cheese cloth.

Add the sugar in the strained liquid and stir until it’s diluted before pouring the lime juice and dissolved yeast. Stir well.

Then, put in the cloves and cinnamon sticks and mix.

Choose a dark, cool place where you sill store your sealed container.  Allow fermentation for 15 days remembering to open the jar and stir the mixture on the fifth day.

On the fifteenth day, take out the mixture and strain it again using a cheese cloth.  This would ensure no residue is left behind.  Seal the jar and store again at room temperature for a few more days before doing a taste-test.