Strawberry gin

Strawberry gin

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

Ingredients

  • 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. Add the sugar then the gin, seal and give a gentle shake to mix.
  2. 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.
  3. Strain the mixture then decant into a clean, dry serving bottle. Seal well with a screw topped lid, cork or clip top.  Decorate the bottle with a handwritten label tied on with ribbon or raffia.  Serve in glasses with ice and tonic or add a splash to chilled sparkling white wine with a halved strawberry for a quick cocktail.

“Our technical team has between us all, an incredible 145 years of experience in soft fruit, which shows our dedication, depth of knowledge and passion for our crops!” David Cuthbert, Technical and Development Director, ASF

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