Wine from tangerines at home - the right recipe - Alcohol and Tradition

Wine from tangerines at home – the right recipe

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Citrus wines can not be found on sale, to try such a drink you need to make it with your own hands. This is not as difficult as it seems at first glance. Next, we will look at a proven recipe and technology for making tangerine wine. Although the cost is relatively high, but in the end you will get a unique wine with an interesting taste.

We need ripe tangerines of any variety without rot and spoilage. It is desirable that the fruits are as sweet and juicy as possible. In order to avoid contamination of the wort by third-party microorganisms, all used containers should be sterile washed and wiped dry. You can only work with wine materials with clean hands.


  • tangerines – 10-11 kg;
  • sugar – 150 grams / liter of juice;
  • water – 35 ml / liter of juice.

First you need to make a starter culture or buy wine yeast. The fact is that there is no wild yeast on the surface of tangerines, without their introduction from other sources, the juice may not ferment.

The recipe of wine from Mandarin

1. Wash the tangerines well in warm water, peel them, and then squeeze out the juice in any available way. It will turn out about 6 liters.

2. In a container with a wide neck, add fresh juice, pulp (without peel), water, sourdough (wine yeast) and the first portion of sugar – 50 grams per liter of juice. Stir the wort, tie the neck with gauze, then transfer to a dark place at room temperature. Once a day, mix, knocking off the surface of the “cap” of the pulp.

After 3-4 days, foam, hissing and a slight sour smell will appear on the surface. This means that the fermentation has started and you can move on to the next stage.

3. Strain the wort through 3 layers of gauze, mash (pulp) well wrung out. The pomace is no longer needed.

4. Add a second portion of sugar – 25 grams per liter of juice, mix, then pour the future tangerine wine into the fermentation tank, fill with a maximum of 75% of the volume, so that there is room for foam. Install a water seal, check the sealing, and then move the container to a dark room with a temperature of 18-25°C.

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5. After 3 days, open the water valve, drain half a liter of wort through a thin tube, dissolve the third portion of sugar in it – 25 grams/liter. Pour the resulting syrup back into the fermentation tank and set the shutter.

6. After another 4 days, add the remaining sugar – 50 grams/liter according to the technology described in the previous step.

7. After 30-50 days, active fermentation will stop: the wine will lighten, the precipitate will fall out, the shutter will not release gas for a couple of days. It’s time to carefully drain the new wine from the tangerines through a tube into another clean container, without touching the sediment at the bottom.

If the fermentation lasts longer than 50 days, so that there is no bitterness, the wine must be drained from the sediment and put under a water shutter to ferment at the same temperature.

8. Fill the storage container to the top (preferably so that there is no contact with oxygen), close the lid tightly or install a water seal (if the wine has been sweetened), then transfer the drink to a dark room with a temperature of 5-16°C.

9. During aging, sediment will accumulate on the bottom – yellow mud and flakes. It is advisable to get rid of this sediment as a layer of 2-5 cm appears, pouring the wine into another container through a thin tube, for example, from a dropper.

10. Withstand homemade tangerine wine for 4-6 months. Try, if the sweetness is not satisfied, add sugar to taste and mix, then pour into storage bottles, hermetically sealed with corks. You can also fix it with alcohol or vodka in an amount of 2-15%.

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Tangerine wine 4 months of aging

Store in the basement or refrigerator. Shelf life-2-3 years. The output is about 4 liters of finished wine.

P.S. Thank you for developing, checking the recipe and photo of the user Alexander M., who previously pleased us with a delicious orange wine.

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