• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time -
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Ingredient

  • Syrup
  • 5 bottles water (approximately 3.75l)
  • 1.2kg rock sugar
  • 600g golden raisins
  • 5 pieces sweet wine biscuits (tim chow paeng), crushed finely
  • 5 pieces spicy wine biscuits (lat chow paeng)


  1. Place water and sugar in a large pot and bring to a boil; stir until rock sugar is dissolved. Leave to cool completely. It is important to cool the syrup thoroughly.
  2. Prepare a big glass jar (you can buy one from any provision shop) by washing it well and then drying it thoroughly.
  3. Scatter raisins evenly on the base of the jar.
  4. Sprinkle both types of wine biscuits over the raisins.
  5. Pour in the cooled syrup slowly. Seal the jar lid tightly and allow the liquid to ferment and mature in a cool, dry and dark place for 100 days.
  6. Do not move the container during the fermenting and maturing period. If you do not follow this piece of grandmother┬┤s lore, the whole process will not turn out well.

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4 thoughts on “Home-made Raisin Wine”

  1. Hooi leng Low - February 25, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Hi. I follow your recipe and its 3 months already and i plan to take it out. Do i just sieve it then store in bottles? After fill in bottle how do i keep it and how long it can be keep? Inside fridge or outside in cabinet?

    • Edmund Ho - February 26, 2020 at 10:20 am

      Dear Leng Low,

      Raisin wine is best aged for a while before drinking, in fact, it will get better after a year or more. You can strain the wine through a fine clot and keep it in a sterilized bottle. You might not want to keep in the fridge as it will stop the aging process.


      • Low Hooi leng - February 27, 2020 at 9:34 pm

        Thanks so much. Will do that.

  2. Peter Ho - December 27, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    i followed your instructions to the T…it turned out absolutely delicioussssssss…. We were away for 10 days during the 100th day, so i actually harvested it after 105 days… however it turned out perfectly divine…
    It is so so sweet and strong…Loved it. thanks for this wonderful and easy recipe


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