Make sure you’re winning at the festive season with homemade cranberry cocktails! This gin makes a wonderful gift or an addition to your Christmas drinks party.
Serves: makes 700ml
Prep time: 30 mins plus 4 weeks to steep
Cooking time: 5 minutes
- 200g Cranberries
- 500ml Gin
- 160g sugar
- 60ml water
- 750ml sterilised preserving jar
- Wash the cranberries and put into a sterilised preserving jar. Pour over the gin, seal the lid and put in a dark cool cupboard to steep for at least 4 weeks. In the first week invert the bottle every other day and once a week for the rest of the time.
- Once the berries have steeped and you’re ready to bottle, put the sugar and water into a small saucepan over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
- Strain the now flavoured gin into a jug through some muslin. Add the sugar syrup and stir. Pour the finished gin into a sterilised bottle and label.
Note: The gin will be more or less sweet as the natural sweetness of the berries varies. It’s a good idea to add half of the sugar syrup and try, add more to suit the berries and your taste.
Images and recipe courtesy of www.berryworld.com