Blackberry gin
  • Serves icon Serves 8
  • Time icon 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…

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
42kcals
Fat
none
Protein
0.1g
Carbohydrates
11.2g (11.2g sugar)
Salt
none
Calories
42kcals
Fat
none
Protein
0.1g
Carbohydrates
11.2g (11.2g sugar)
Salt
none

Ingredients

  • 900g blackberries
  • 450g golden granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 300ml gin, vodka, rum or brandy

Method

  1. Blitz the berries and 100g of the sugar in a food processor, then press through a metal sieve into a pan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Shake before serving in shot glasses, diluted with sparkling water and ice or drizzled over ice cream.

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