Recipe: Banana Wine

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This fruity banana wine will be a really tropical addition to your wine cellar


  • 4 lbs. (2 kilos) bananas
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 3 lbs. (1.5 kilos) sugar
  • 1 gallon water
  • 4 oz. (125g) raisins
  • yeast and nutrient
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Peel the bananas and put them in a fairly thick muslin bag, together with half a pound of banana skins and tie securely
    2. Place the bag in a large saucepan together with the water and bring to the boil
    3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes
    4. pour into an earthenware crock, or similar suitable container, over the sugar and squeezed lemon and orange juice
    5. When cool, squeeze the bag firmly and take it out of the crock
    6. Add yeast and nutrient as per packet instructions and leave for a week, stirring daily
    7. Pour into a fermentation jar, seal and leave for 2 months then add the chopped raisins
    8. Store for another 3 months then bottle and label


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