Here's a perfect introduction to the weekend that mixes two of my favourite things on planet Earth: gin and summer berries.
Never one to pass up an opportunity to mix some drinks here are a few ideas from the lovely folk at BerryWorld that are well worth investing some time in.
Serves: makes 700ml
Preparation time: 30 minutes plus 4 weeks to steep
Cooking time: 5 minutes
- 250g berries of your choice
- 500ml gin
- 160g sugar
- 60ml water
- 750ml preserving jar
Wash the fruit and put into a sterilised preserving jar, pour over the gin, seal the lid and put in a dark cool cupboard to steep for at least 4 weeks. In the first week invert the bottle every other day and once a week for the rest of the time.
Once the berries have steeped and you’re ready to bottle, put the sugar and water into a small saucepan over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Strain the now flavoured gin into a jug through some muslin. Add the sugar syrup and stir. Pour the finished gin into a sterilised bottle and label.
Note: The gins sweetness will vary depending on your choice of berries. It’s a good idea to add half of the sugar syrup and try, add more to suit the berries and your taste.
If you like this recipe and want to find more vist berryworld.com.Last modified: June 10, 2021