- October 2005
- Serves 8
- Takes 35 minutes to make, plus sterilising bottles and chilling
Looking for an alternative to a sloe gin? This blackberry gin is a cross between sloe gin and a gin liqueur, and will make the most of a blackberry glut…
- 11.2g (11.2g sugar)
- 900g blackberries
- 450g golden granulated sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 300ml gin, vodka, rum or brandy
- Blitz the berries and 100g of the sugar in a food processor, then press through a metal sieve into a pan.
- Add the remaining sugar and cinnamon to the pan and cook over a medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, then stir in the alcohol. Remove from the heat and discard the cinnamon.
- Sterilise some bottles and lids, clean and upturn them – lids off – on a baking sheet. Put in the oven for 15 minutes. make sure that the bottles lie on their sides. Strain the gin into bottles, seal, label and chill.
- Shake before serving in shot glasses, diluted with sparkling water and ice or drizzled over ice cream.
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