Fruity Homemade Five Finger Wine

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five finger wine

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Course: Drink

Cuisine: Caribbean

Servings: 67


  • 25 five finger star fruit, carambola
  • 1 1/2 pk yeast 16.5 g
  • 12 lbs sugar granulated
  • 2 1/4 gal of water i.e. 2 gallons and 4 cups
  • 1/2 lb raisins


  • Wash and slice the five finger. Add the five finger to water (that was boiled and cooled) in a large bucket. Add the yeast and 6 pounds of sugar and stir. Cover the container and leave in a cool dry place for 21 days.
  • Pour out and sweeten the wine with the remaining 6 pounds of sugar. Strain using a clean cloth Pour out in sterilized bottles add raisins and leave for ten days.
  • Note: Adding the raisins and leaving for the ten day period helps make the wine clearer. DO NOT COVER THE BOTTLES TIGHTLY.
  • After the ten day period strain the wine again. Bottle the wine and store in a cool dry place.
  • Serve chilled or with ice.


5 oz per serving.

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