To prepare a good strawberry wine, the choice and the quality of the fruits are essential. Take advantage of the full strawberry fruit season to make this recipe which will then taste better.
2 bottles of wine
1.5 kg of strawberries
75 cl of water
300 g of sugar
Quickly rinse the strawberries under running water. Delicately hull them. Then puree them with a fork or a hand blender or a food processor.
Place the resulting mash in a large bowl with the warm water. Cover and store this preparation for one day at room temperature so that the strawberries begin to macerate and exude their flavor.
The next day, filter the strawberries through a very fine strainer covered with cheesecloth and collect all the juice and water in which they were placed. Add the sugar and mix well to dissolve.
Reserve this preparation in a tightly closed glass container for about ten days for fermentation to take place.
Filter again and put in bottles.
This wine can be stored for several months in bottles, protected from cold, humidity and light.
It is best enjoyed as an aperitif, with some fresh strawberries and a mint leaf. Add a few ice cubes for more freshness.
This recipe can be made with other red fruits such as raspberries or currants by slightly increasing the amount of sugar by 50 g.
The sugar can be replaced by cane syrup or brown sugar.
You can flavor this strawberry wine to your liking with a cinnamon stick or a few vanilla beans.
A faster version of this recipe is to macerate strawberries directly in a bowl with a bottle of white wine for 24 hours and then strain. Count 350 g of strawberries for a bottle of wine and 60 g of sugar.
Warning, Alcohol abuse is dangerous for health. To consume with moderation.