A Rich and Tasty Guava Wine

It might just be time to enjoy a bit of Guava wine. This homemade brew might just surprise your guest during this Christmas season.


Course: Drink

Cuisine: Caribbean


  • 4 1/2 dozen med Ripe Guavas burst in half with hands
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp instant yeast
  • 5 L water about 21 cups
  • To sweeten
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1 cup raisins


  • Note: Cleanliness is key to making wine. Sterilize all utensils using hot water.
  • Wash the guava, burst with your hands and placein a sterilized bucket.
  • Boil the 5L of water and set aside to cool.
  • Add the 4cups sugar and the 5L of water. Stir.
  • Add the yeast then stir. Cover lightly and leave to set for 21 days.
  • After the 21 days has passed pour out the “wine” and discard the fruits.
  • Strain through a fine sieve or cloth and sweeten with the 5 cups of sugar.
  • Pour in a sterilized container and add the raisins. Leave for 10 days.
  • After the 10 days strain again and pour into sterilized “bottles” and store in a cool dry place.

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