Thursday, 28 March 2013

Blueberry gin

By the way, the blueberry gin is excellent. Not so fruity as the raspberry, but very smooth and drinkable. I only made one bottle, but I'll certainly make more.

As with the raspberries, I allowed the blueberries to infuse into the gin for three months, then I filtered out the blueberries through a nylon mesh. After bottling we sampled it as soon as the sediment had settled.  


Mark In Mayenne said...

Sloe gin is good too. Add the sugar only after the fruit has infused so that you get the
right balance.

A K Haart said...

Mark - I agree, sloe gin is good. Unfortunately last year's sloe crop in and around Derbyshire was dire so raspberries and blueberries were a substitute. However if this year produces sloes, we'll be making sloe gin.

James Higham said...

Ah, gin hasn't agreed with me since 17, more's the pity.

A K Haart said...

James - I went off it for years, but I enjoy it now.