Summer is all about vibrant colours and flavours and when it comes to gin that can easily translate into a delicious flavoured tipple such as blackberry gin.
However purchasing regularly your favourite bottle of gin can add up, so how about trying to make your very own at home?
This recipe is ideal for any gin lover as it is simple and easy to make, requiring only three key ingredients. And don’t worry about using an ultra fancy gin as any kind of classic gin you already own will do.
How to Make Blackberry Gin
- 250 g ripe blackberries
- 70 cl gin, try to go for one that doesn’t have a complex combination of botanicals
- 110 g white sugar
- Place the blackberries in a jar and cover with the sugar. Add the gin and give the jar a good shake. Place the jar in a dark place like a kitchen cupboard.
- Give the jar a shake every so often over the next few days until the sugar has dissolved.
- Leave to mature. It’s drinkable within four weeks but feel free to keep it up to three months.
- Strain the gin through a muslin cloth, try not to break up the blackberries. Pour the liquid into a bottle. If you think it needs it, add a little more sugar and shake until it’s dissolved.
- After four weeks, the gin should have a rich dark red colour. It still holds a boozy strength but with a fruity tone of the blackberries.
- If you leave the gin for three months, it mellows and the full fruitiness of the blackberries comes through and it’s smooth enough to serve over ice as a liqueur. Consider adding a cinnamon stick at the same time as the sugar for a spicy kick to your gin.
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