Monday, 17 October 2016

Blackberry Booze

After I had picked the last few blackberries from the garden, there were just enough to fill a jam jar. Sugar was then tipped over them before the jar was filled with a mixture of 2/3rds vodka and 1/3rd brandy - leftover drinks from old bottles!

It was shaken every day for a few days until the sugar was dissolved then hidden under the sink, in the dark, to age a little.

After about 5 weeks, the brambles were strained out using a sieve and piece of muslin. We ate those over two days on top of porridge/cereals. The liquid was put into a small glass bottle:
A lovely colour and taste (very strong) even though some of the light isn't shining through due to the old label still being on the other side:)

9 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you posted this - a timely reminder to strain my blackberry vodka!

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  2. Never tried with Brandy before, like Elaine I have some bottling up to do.

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  3. You have leftover vodka and brandy in your house?

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    1. Vodka was from a friend and brandy only used for mincemeat! We hardly drink.

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  4. Sounds good, something I have never tried.

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    1. I am trying to replicate something I drank one Christmas, not right but not bad.

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  5. Thanks for the inspiration, have just done some black currant brandy.

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  6. What a lovely colour.

    God bless.

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