Strawberry Gin…


Strawberry Gin anyone!?…

 Makes a great gift –

Unlike sloe gin, this strawberry version only needs 3 days to stand for the flavours to develop.

Strain and decant into a pretty bottle or several smaller ones, then add a handmade label and ribbons for a personalised Christmas gift.

Delicious served with ice and chilled tonic.

Makes 1 large bottle
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Standing time: 3 days

You will need:

  • 450g (1 lb) strawberries
  • 150g (5oz) caster sugar
  • 700ml bottle gin

Method:

  1. Very roughly crush the strawberries with a fork or potato masher then spoon into a wide necked glass bottle or le parfait style storage jar. 
  2.  Add the sugar then the gin, seal and give a gentle shake to mix.
  3. Leave the jar at room temperature for 3 days, giving the container a gentle shake twice each day to make sure that the sugar dissolves.
  4. Strain the mixture then decant into a clean, dry serving bottle. 
  5.  Seal well with a screw topped lid, cork or clip top. 
  6. Decorate the bottle with a handwritten label tied on with ribbon or raffia. 
  7. Serve in glasses with ice and tonic or add a splash to chilled sparkling white wine with a halved strawberry for a quick cocktail.


About this post- guest post by Seasonal Berries

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12 Comments

  1. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    8th November 2012 / 12:24 pm

    YUM & lovely colors! 🙂

    • Claire Justine
      8th November 2012 / 8:57 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. Melissa Campeau
    8th November 2012 / 1:39 pm

    I love gin… I am so bookmarking this to try it soon! 🙂

    • Claire Justine
      8th November 2012 / 8:58 pm

      Thanks for the bookmark 🙂

  3. schoolgatestyle
    8th November 2012 / 2:00 pm

    That's a gorgeous idea! Love it – must have a go at it before the strawberries are out of the shops. Thanks for another lovely post, Avril x

    • Claire Justine
      8th November 2012 / 8:58 pm

      mmm sounds good 🙂

  4. Mama Syder
    8th November 2012 / 7:49 pm

    yum, sounds delicious…must try this x

    • Claire Justine
      8th November 2012 / 8:58 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  5. Winnie
    8th November 2012 / 10:27 pm

    Great idea! Wonderful color :)If you're looking for someone to sent this to – I'm right here ☺The photo btw is awesome!

    • Claire Justine
      16th November 2012 / 6:59 am

      Thanks Winnies credits to Seasonal berries,I can't wait to try 🙂

  6. Theresa
    14th November 2012 / 3:02 pm

    Hi,How long does this keep for do you think? Would love to try it out!

    • Claire Justine
      16th November 2012 / 7:00 am

      Hi Theresa,I haven't tried this on yet,Just sharing for seasonal berries as it's such a lovely recipe.Hoping to try it out very soon 🙂

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