mon, aug 24, 20
Cranberry Orange Wine
1 Gallon Container
1 Brewsy bag
Approximately 1 gallon of store-bought cranberry juice without artificial sweeteners (must be space for orange juice)
Granulated sugar (varies based on sweetness level)
2 cups of store-bought or freshly squeezed orange juice (around 6-7 oranges can make two cups of juice)
(optional) 1 orange for garnish
If you're not using the container your juice comes in, pour one gallon of cranberry juice into your gallon jug.
Pull up the sweetness calculator, and decide how sweet you'd like your juice.
Using the values from the sweetness calculator, pour out some juice (you can save it to backsweeten with later) and add your sugar. Then, shake it all up!
Open your Brewsy bag and pour the contents in. Seal your juice again and shake well.
Apply the airlock, then leave your container somewhere dark and warm (75-80°F is best) for 3 days.
After 3 days, move it to the fridge for 48 hours. You can remove the airlock and set the original cap on top of your drink. Be sure not to tighten the cap!
After 48+ hours in the fridge, your yeast will have fallen to the bottom of your container.
Now, carefully "rack" your wine by pouring it off of the sediment into a different container. You can discard the sediment at the bottom — you won't want it in your final product.
After you rack for a second time, add two cups of orange juice to wine and mix well.
Serve with slices of oranges or orange peel twists for extra orange sweetness and brightness :)
If there is leftover wine, return to fridge. Do not store leftover orange garnishes in the wine while it is in the fridge - the peels can alter the flavor of your wine.
As it ages, the taste of your wine will keep on getting better. Cheers!