Christmas apple & blackberry gin

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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

Apples chopped

Gin

Kilner Bottle

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.

Click on the image to purchase a similar kilner bottle.
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