They say that you cannot make wine without grapes. But what happens when you swap out the grapes for pineapples? Well, you get pineapple wine.
Pineapple wine is the alcoholic beverage you get when fermenting pineapples. Pineapple wine has a distinctive tropical taste with a unique acidity profile. But did you know that you can make your own pineapple wine at home?
Below is a list of creative pineapple wine recipes that will help you on this journey:
On its website, Desert Food Feed outlines a 5-day process of brewing pineapple wine for the Christmas season. This recipe yields pineapple wine made in the style of Mexico, the Caribbean, Japan, and Thailand. It includes unique ingredients like egg whites, cinnamon sticks, and two different yeast strains.
The resulting wine is bright yellow with a hazy character.
2. Homemade Pineapple Wine with 11.7% Alcohol by Cuoredicioccolato
On his YouTube channel, an Italian YouTuber demonstrates his pineapple wine brewing technique. Unlike many pineapple wine recipes, this one does not involve peeling the pineapples.
The final product is pale yellow with a hazy profile. While the video is clear and easy to follow, the YouTuber has a thick Italian accent.
On her website, Abby reveals the recipe for her Mumbai-pineapple wine. At the time of writing, her recipe was rated 4.75 out of 5 by her readers. The instructions are clear, and she even lists all the required ingredients and pieces of equipment.
The wine is ready after 14-15 days. The initial brew is hazy, but it transforms into a clear pale pineapple wine after some decanting.
4. Easy Pineapple Wine Recipe by Luv4FoodNTravel
In this video, a YouTuber demonstrates how to make pineapple wine. While the video lacks speech, it contains helpful captions revealing the ingredients and critical stages. This recipe also involves using wheat to supplement the available fermented sugars.
The resulting wine is pale yellow with a hazy appearance. The winemaker recommends this pineapple wine for the Christmas Season.
Tim Edison teaches his readers how to make pineapple wine on the Wine Turtle website. Tim welcomes using tinned pineapples as an alternative to fresh farm fruit. He also uses lemon juice as a source of citric flavoring. Pectic enzyme is also recommended to help in the racking process.
Tim’s recipe is straightforward and easy to follow. He uses high-quality pictures to demonstrate each step.
6. Instant Homemade Pineapple Wine by Kitchen Revelations
To help its viewers find an alternative to the out-of-season grapes, Kitchen Revelations demonstrate how to make wine with pineapples. The wine is lightly spiced with turmeric, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon. The primary fermentation only takes three days, and the resulting wine is pale yellow and hazy.
The video is of decent quality, and the instructions are clear. However, the instructor has an Indian accent.
On the Home Brew Answers website, Neil educates its readers on how to make pineapple wine. While Neil recognizes the importance of using fresh pineapples, he acknowledges the difficulty of acquiring the tropical fruit. So he welcomes canned pineapples as an alternative to the elusive tropical fruit.
He adds wine tannins for texture and golden raisins for flavor.
8. Jack Keller’s Pineapple Wines by Doin’ the Most Brewing
In one of the Jack Keller Wines video series, Doin’ the Most Brewing demonstrates how to make pineapple wine. This recipe was created by Jack Keller and not Doin’ the Most, and the YouTuber makes it clear at the beginning of the video.
The wine takes 11 months to mature; it is golden yellow with a transparent appearance.
On their website, BarandDrinks.com publish a guide to pineapple wine. They also provide two pineapple wine recipes. The first recipe is basic, using fresh pineapples and no flavoring material. The second recipe makes wine from pineapple juice, white wine, soda, and some orange juice. The wine takes 14-24 days to mature.
10. 1 Gallon Wine Recipe by HowToDoneRight
In this video, HowToDoneRight YouTuber demonstrates how to make his pineapple wine recipe. The primary fermentation takes eight days and yields a 12% ABV wine. The instructor recommends letting the secondary fermentation run for 30-45 days.
The final pineapple wine is pale yellow with a hazy appearance. However, after some decanting, the wine loses its cloudy appearance and adopts a clean and clear straw hue.
On its website, Adventures in Homebrewing outlines its pineapple wine recipe. While their instructions are clear and easy to follow, the website does not publish helpful photos to aid homebrewers. Due to this impediment, determining the final wine’s taste and appearance is difficult.
If you don’t mind flying blind, this is a good pineapple wine recipe.
12. How to Make Pineapple Wine With Platt R.
For those wondering how to make pineapple wine from pineapple juice, the Platt R. YouTube channel offers a solution. After pitching the yeast, the instructor lets the primary fermentation run for two weeks.
And even though he doesn’t show it, the YouTuber recommends letting the secondary fermentation run for two months. He also suggests allowing the wine to mature for six months before taking your first sip.
On its website, Moonshiners Club presents its attempt at pineapple wine. This process involves letting the primary fermentation run for 36-60 days while regularly adding 50 grams of sugar per liter of juice every 4-5 days.
The Moonshiners Club recommends running secondary fermentation and bottle-aging the wine for 7-9 months. The resulting wine is clear with a pale straw color.
On their YouTube channel, Sizzling Home Favors demonstrates how to make pineapple wine step-by-step. The YouTuber lets the primary fermentation run for three days before sieving out the pineapple pulp. The secondary fermentation also runs for another three days as yeast settles on the bottom.
The resulting wine is clear with a golden straw color. While the video lacks speech, the instructions are clear enough to follow.
On its website, RecipeBook details its pineapple wine recipe. This rendition of the alcoholic beverage is spiced with cinnamon and cloves. The first round of fermentation is left to run for at least 51 days. During the first 21 days, RecipeBook recommends stirring the mixture every other day in the same direction.
The fermenting mixture is left still for 30 days to allow the yeast to settle.
16. Daisy Esteban’s 12% ABV Pineapple Wine
On her YouTube channel, Daisy Esteban proves that you don’t need fancy brewing equipment to make wine. Armed with a glass jar and some cling film, Daisy improvises around her fermentation process. If you’re looking for a way to make wine with simple materials that you already have in your house, this is the video for you.
Daisy’s 12% ABV pineapple wine is pale straw with a hazy appearance.
On its website, Big Fat Tummy outlines how to make its version of the pineapple wine. Like many recipes in our list, this one also employs cloves and cinnamon sticks for flavoring. What’s unique, however, is the inclusion of wheat grains.
The instructions are clear. However, the recipe would have been more helpful if the publisher had included more images.
18. 10-Day pineapple Wine by Ruchik Randhap
In a 5-minute YouTube video, Ruchik Randhap demonstrates how to make pineapple wine in 10 days. While the instructor does a great job showing us how to make pineapple wine, she also provides a handy tip for dismantling a pineapple into its constituent pieces.
The final product is a straw-colored wine with a hazy appearance.
19. Brad’s Tepache
On Bon Appetit’s YouTube channel, Brad Leone demonstrates how to make the Tepache. While a tepache resembles a beer more than a wine, it is made similarly to pineapple wine. Tepache forms a head like a beer would.
According to Brad, his tepache is an appropriate rum or tequila chaser.
You can make pineapple wine in any style and flavor with the recipes above. Below is a list of foods that will pair well with your freshly-fermented pineapple wine:
- Crab cakes
- Hot wings
- Grilled meats
- Barbecued pork
Do you have any pineapple wine recipe recommendations? Share the pineapple wine recipes in the comment section below.
As a homebrewer, Michael would get frustrated about the lack of brewing information on the internet. After hundreds of gallons of spoilt batches, Micheal had enough. And he founded Unknown Brewing as a resource for homebrewers.