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Fruit Gin DIY

Fruit Gin DIY

Ok, so after my Christmas gifts post many of you wanted me to share some of my DIYs, I’m a bit nervous but here goes.

To make fruit gin you will need;

  • 1 litre of Gin – cheap gin is usually the best
  • 500 grams of whatever fruit you want, usually a berry of some kind, we used sloes.
  • 250 grams of caster sugar
  • a couple of largish bottles for brewing
  • some bottles for decanting the finished gin into

How to;

  • Place the fruit and sugar into your bottles, if you have a really big bottle you can just use one.
  • Then carefully pour the gin over the fruit and sugar and seal the bottle.
  • Place the bottle in a cool dark area.
  • Once a day for about a week tip the bottle to help the sugar dissolve.
  • Once all the sugar has dissolved decant the liquid into your clean bottles, straining it through a jelly bag or piece of muslin, an old cotton pillow case will also work.

Then you have 2 options, leave it for another couple of months to ‘mature’ or drink it straight away!

Enjoy!

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