Christmas booze! I don’t really drink alcohol anymore but I have guests to feed and water at Christmas time so I made this with the berries I foraged for the other day. When purchasing the gin don’t go and purchase the best one you can find, seriously the cheapest bottle is perfect for this recipe. In fact I was told the cheaper the better! If your not an alcoholic drinker then you could also whizz it up into some fizzy sparkling water and serve.
Blackberries (Brambles) 3 or 4 handfuls
The blackberries were popped into a bowl and I added chopped apples of the same quantity, not weight quantity but equal visual quantity, a good two cups of sugar or more if you want it sweeter and squeezed it all into a kilner bottle which had been sterilised in a low heated oven for 30mins. Pop it into the cupboard for three months or longer, shaking gently everyday for 1 month to help the sugar dissolve and then strain and enjoy in time for Christmas. Obviously it might land on a different time of the year but I am making my gin at the end of September. Here’s a good link to purchase 4 kilner bottles at a very reasonable price. Shop around as supermarkets or high street stores always charge top dollar for these items.