Sugarcane Wine

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes

    4 Quarts

Appears in

Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago

Sweet Hands

By Ramin Ganeshram

Published 2018

  • About

Sugarcane wine, made from free running sugarcane juice can be compared to a light agricole rum—although it is faster to make and the alcohol content is lower.


  • 6 cups sugar
  • 3 pounds sugarcane, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast


  1. Place all ingredients in a sterilized gallon jar with 3 quarts (12 cups) of water. Seal tightly and store in a cool, dark place for 10 days.
  2. Strain the liquid and place in a clean bottle. Store for another 2 weeks in a cool, dark place. Sugarcane wine keeps refrigerated for up to two weeks. Serve cold.