Nut Wine

Boerenport

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Complex

Appears in

Home Made

By Yvette van Boven

Published 2011

  • About

This drink is very much like port, hence its second name. The recipe was given to me by a French farmer with whom I had become friendly and who served me this drink. Serve in tall glasses, with or without ice cubes.

You will need raw walnuts. Therefore the first thing you will have to do is find someone with a walnut tree in their garden. Pick the nuts when the hull or shell is still green.

Ingredients

  • 16 raw walnuts, without dents
  • 2 litres (8 cups) reasonable quality red wine
  • 500 ml (16 fl oz/2 cups) cognac
  • 500 g (1 lb/2ΒΌ cups) sugar

Method

Quarter the nuts. Combine with the other ingredients in a sealable bucket or clean preserving jars. Leave to stand at least 3 months. Then pour through a strainer and then through a coffee filter. Pour into clean bottles ready for use.