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Cherry Wine


A made-wine from cherries.

Original Receipt from 'English Housewifry' by Elizabeth Moxon, 1764 (Moxon 1764)

320. To make CHERRY WINE.

Take eight pounds of cherries and stone them, four quarts of water, and two pounds of sugar, skim and boil the water and sugar, then put in the cherries, let them have one boil, put them into an earthen pot till the next day, and set them to drain thro' a sieve, then put your wine into a spigot pot, clay it up close, and look at it every two or three days after; if it does not work, throw into it a handful of fresh cherries, so let it stand six or eight days, then if it be clear, bottle it up.

321. To make CHERRY WINE another Way.

Take the ripest and largest kentish cherries you can get, bruise them very well, stones and stalks altogether, put them into a tub, having a tap to it, let them stand fourteen days, then pull out the tap, let the juice run from them and put it into a barrel, let it work three or four days, then stop it up close three or four weeks and bottle it off.

The wine will keep many years and be exceeding rich.

See: Made-Wine

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