A Treasured Recipe: Ginger Wine

Allison Sodha

During my recent stay at the Brunton Boatyard in Cochin, I was gifted a fabulous recipe of Ginger Wine. (For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Boatyard, I highly recommend it.) The hotel serves this non-alcoholic beverage in their restaurant before dinner as a palate cleanser. The ginger aids in digestion and the cinnamon and cloves add an earthy flavor.

Ginger Wine, Courtesy of Brunton Boatyard


¼ cup crushed ginger

3 cinnamon sticks

5 whole cloves

2/3 cup sugar

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp lime juice

4 cups water


Boil the ginger, cinnamon, cloves, sugar and water.

Reduce to 3/4 and strain.

Add the lime juice and honey.

Pour in a pitcher, refrigerate and serve cold.


Topics: India, Food and Water

Allison Sodha

Written by Allison Sodha

As the President of Sodha Travel and India travel expert, Allison is passionate about offering travel tips and destination inspiration. She has curated content for several publications, including Little India, and facilitated panels on sustainable travel in South Asia. Allison is currently the Delhi Destination Expert for AFAR and India Specialist for the Women's Tour Collective.