Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Medovina (Honey Wine)

"Medovina" a very popular "christmas drink" in Europe, is brewed by mixing honey or Mead with water. Hence the name Medovina. Mead can have a wide range of flavors depending on the source of the honey, additives, including fruit and spices, the yeast employed during fermentation and the aging procedure. There are basically 4 varients of Medovina namely - Dessert or sweet, semi-sweet, off dry and dry. The one which i have used in this receipe is the dessert or sweet varient.

Hope you will enjoy the wine in this snowy winter....


Medovina - 2 cup (Incase not available can be replced by sweet red or white wine)
Orange - 2 nos
Apple - 1
Lemon zest - 1 tsp
Cinemon - 1 inch
Star anise - 2 nos
Cloves - 2 nos
Sugar - 2 tblsps
Mixed dry fruits - 2 tblsps


1. Cut the oranges. Make a juice of 1 orange and other orange cut into pieces.
2. Cut the apple in pieces.
3. In a saucepan, pour 2 cup of wine. Add orange juice, orange pieces, apple and lemon zest to it.
4. Add sugar, cinemon, star anise, cloves and mixed dry fruits to it. Stir all well.
5. Let it heat on very low flame for 5-10 minutes. Do not boil this mixture else the alcohol will be evaporated.
6. After 5-10 minutes, serve this hot wine in a glass and enjoy it in chilly winter.

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