Sloe Gin & Sloe Vodka

At last!  After searching for a couple of years, I have a source of great quality sloes.  Last year I was disappointed because my quest had failed, and I had to resort to producing batches of Plum Gin & Plum Vodka instead.  I shouldn’t have been concerned – this turned out to be a great…

Limoncello, with a twist! Arancello and Limettacello

I hope you tried my Limoncello recipe over the summer – it’s sooo simple, takes only a few weeks to turn around (unlike the months that many of my liqueur recipes take) and is absolutely wonderful!  What’s more, it’s a digestif, so must be good for you (I know, that’s really hard to believe when…

Blackberry Gin

The experiment to produce a range of fresh fruit liqueurs continues with this hedgerow extravaganza! Following the same principles as the Raspberry Gin recipe, this uses blackberries picked straight from the hedgerow (or failing that, straight from the supermarket) in September, giving a great tipple ready for drinking just in time for Christmas! The full…

Plum Liqueur & Plum Gin

I’ve been looking out for sloes all season with the anticipation of turning out a batch of Sloe Gin, but just haven’t discovered any.  What I do have in bucket loads are plums (- when we moved into the house we must have taken down 2 dozen self-set plum trees and left the 2 most…

Red Currant Vodka – Revisited

The original Redcurrant liqueur was disappointing – it was sickly sweet and the flavour of the currants just didn’t come through.  However, it was a great colour and as I have a surplus of red currants every year, I wanted to give it another go. This time I wanted to concentrate up the flavour, and…

Rhubarb, Ginger & Orange Liqueur

I was so pleased with the success of my fruit liqueur experiment at the end of last year that I was keen to try out alternatives throughout the season.  First up this year was the Rhubarb harvest.  Perhaps not the first  candidate to sprint to mind, but I was quickly reminded by the success of…