As I mentioned in my previous post and in an item from last year (HERE), Blackberry time is a good time. This year the berries seem much larger, the fruit sweeter and more abundant. Everywhere I look bramble branches are bowed under the weight of fruit, almost like apple boughs in autumn rather than blackberry bushes. So let's make the most of it and use it in pies, jams and Bramble Vodka!
|..bowed under the weight of fruit|
You will need......
So, that's the easy bit, now comes the really easy bit.....put them all together in a demijohn or large Kilner jar....
Oh alright - you want a bit more instruction otherwise it's too easy to be called a recipe isn't it?
For every bottle of vodka you will need about 100 grams of sugar and about 200 grams of blackberries.
Put it all together in a container as mentioned above and shake the concoction once a day until all the sugar is dissolved.
Leave for a month.
Is it too sweet? Add more vodka
Not sweet enough? Add more sugar
Leave a month.
Adjust as above.
Leave a month.
Adjust taste if necessary - but it shouldn't be by now.
Remove the fruit though a sieve or preferably a muslin cloth - this latter produces an absolutely clear drink if you do it twice over two days...
Drink...or give away if you absolutely must...
Vodka seems to suit the sweet taste of blackberries just as Gin suits the sour taste of sloes.
Try it, but drink slowly....it's nicely potent.
|Christmas is coming.....|