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Blackberry vodka recipe

Posted on September 13 2019

Bookshell bindery blackberry vodka recipe

 What better way to celebrate the Autumn hedgerow harvest than with this delicious tipple?

• Take around 500g (or more, or less) well-washed fruit and 250g) of caster sugar  (you can adjust to taste but the more sugar, the quicker it is palatable!) and add to a large sterilised jar (we tend to use Kilners that have been sterilized in the oven at 120c for 20 mins). Top up with 1 litre of inexpensive gin or vodka.

• Place your jar in a dark cupboard for two months and every time you remember, give it a shake to dissolve the sugar: I do this once a week initially.

• After two months (you could go to three months but don’t leave too long) strain through muslin or a jelly bag into clean bottles, and then wait….the longer you wait the better it tastes but even a couple of months makes it drinkable. (Tip - make sure to label your bottle well, we use one of our leather bottle labels)

Goes perfectly in a glass of festive bubbles but I’m very happy drinking it neat on a cold winter evening too!


Sloe gin bottle label

Leather bottle label with the quote Drink Me foiled in silver

Leather decanter label or liquor label embossed with the phrase Dutch Courage


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