GINGER WINE (also known as OT ot The Other Thing - the non-temperance drink for Teetotalers) to wash down all the rich food over Christmas
200 grams fresh ginger,
1 kg sugar,
6limes (extract the juice),
3 pieces cinnamon,
1 Red chillie (remove the seeds),
3 litres water
Peel and wash the ginger and cut into thin slices. Make limejuice and keep aside. In a large clean vessel put all the above ingredients together (ecxept the lime juice) with the water and bring to boil on high heat. Boil for at least 2 hours on low heat till the decoction is slightly thick. Remove from heat and add the limejuice. When cold, strain through a thin cloth, then bottle, and use whenever required. This is a good digestive.