07 Dec Spiced Blackberry Vodka? Don’t mind if I do…
Now this is easy to do and so lovely to gift at Christmas. According to the recipe I took the inspo for for this, it has to be left for three months which means I can’t break this one open until Christmas 2018. Wahhhhh! So, I took to the web and read up about it and actually, 3 to 6 days is pretty sufficient for steeping berries so HUZZAH! I shall be cracking this baby open at Christmas 2017 after all.
My mum has some brambles in her back garden and always has a freezer full of blackberries so last time I visited I plundered it and took a load.
- 750g blackerries
- 2 70cl bottles of cheap vodka
- 350 g caster sugar
- 8 cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg (freshly grated)
- 1 teaspoon all spice
You can add pretty much whatever you like (I’m now thinking some fresh ginger would have been LUSH).
I put the frozen fruit in a big Kilner jar (washed and sterilised in a warm oven on 100 degrees celsius) then added the vodka, sugar and spices and stirred intermittently until all the sugar had dissolved. Then into a cool, dark place for six days to steep. Then I’ll strain it and bottle it up to spread joy and headaches amongst all of my friends this Christmas! Have it with prosecco for a fizzy, festive cocktail. On its own as a warming, sipping liqueur. Or in a long glass with ice, a slice of orange and a slug of tonic as a more refreshing drink.