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Prison Hooch: Tetra Pack Wine Recipe

A simple recipe with ingredients availabe in one's kitch.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
fermentation 4 d
Total Time 4 d 1 hr 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine alcohol, American
Servings 4 glasses
Calories 250 kcal


  • tetra pack juice container (as a fermenter)
  • airlock/baloon/blow off tube


  • 1 liter juice pack
  • 1 tbsp dry wine yeast
  • 150 gm sugar yes it is high sugar to mask the yeasty off flavors.


  • Open a tetra pack juice packet and add some sugar and yeast.
    (Optional) Put it in a blender to ensure sugar is mixed well and the mixture aerated.
    (Optional) Add some over-ripe fruits, fresh fruit juice or sugarcane juice to make it more flavorful.
    (Advanced) Wild yeast can be cultured and used instead of dry yeast.
  • Seal it with an airlock or balloon and observe the escaping air bubbles. If airlock is not available, use a sanitized PET soda bottle with a screw lid. Twice a day, unscrew the cap slightly to vent off the buildup of excess air.
  • Keep it in a cool place (15o-25oC) away from sunlight and of course children.
  • Decant/ strain with a handkerchief to remove sediments, pulp and other haze causing elements. The coffee strainer can also be used.
  • (Optional) Keep it in the refrigerator at 4oC for 24 hours to accelerate the clearing of haze and reduce the bready notes from fresh yeast.


This is a high alcoholic beverage that can get people drunk fast. So keep the serving size small.

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