Making Blackberry Gin

Having a bumper crop of blackberries this year, and having already made jam and stewed up lots for crumbles and pies in the Winter, I was thinking what else could I do with them?  Then I thought what about Blackberry Gin?  I researched on line for a recipe but there were lots of contradicting quantities so in the end I sort of made up my own from a combination of a couple of different recipes.

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First you need to wash the blackberries well, as flies are definitely attracted to them. Place the washed blackberries into a demi john. I had lots so I used 1 kilo of fruit.

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Next add the sugar, just ordinary granulated or caster will do.  I used 300g.

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Add the gin, I used 2 x 70cl bottles (the cheap stuff from Lidl).

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Add 3 dessert spoons of lemon juice.

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Then give is all a good shake.

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The gin immediately took on the colour of the blackberries, so after the 3 months infusing it, it will be dark and glorious.  Just ready in time for Christmas!! The French call it Crème de Mure.

Want to try some?  Come and visit or stay with us at Lodge House B&B. http://www.lodgehousebandbsomerset.co.uk

 

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