Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday: Vintage Vino

Watch out. Granny's got grapes.

My friend Suzanne [who is all kinds of crazy about retro, and, by the way, introduced me to the diggy space-age dulcet tones of Esquivel back in the day] recently ponied up her grandmother's recipe for dime store wine.
Grape Wine
2- 12oz cans frozen grape juice
4 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon dry yeast

Put in glass gallon jug. Cover with a good 10-cent balloon [we're all wtf?!? on that one , too]. Set in a dark, cool place for 21 days [hmmm, isn't that just a week shy of your average rehab program?].

After waiting patiently [and most likely consuming many a gimlet in the meantime], you, too, can raise your glass to gram's handcrafted, moonshine wine and dig a swig!


  1. That seems so simple - shame I don't really like wine. I'm a cocktail or spirits gal myself.
    Btw, I love Esquivel - boink boink!

  2. Oh dear. My father in law makes this stuff by the gallon. In his basement. I swear. It's actually not too bad. Then again, I'll drink anything.

  3. I love those old recipes! it is strange enough that I want to try it....

  4. haha I love how we have to use frozen condensed grape juice for this recipe. amazing