Back in August 30% and I picked some of the early blackberries. They were still quite tart and there weren't really enough for a decent pie or crumble so, after some recipe research and adaptation, Blackberry Vodka was the product we settled on.
Now nearly three months later I have strained the liquer off the fruit and spices and bottled it. I checked the position of the sun with regard to the Yard Arm and sampled a small glass. I'm really pleased with the result. It is sweet and "Christmassy" as a result of the Brown Sugar and Spices with the, still present, spirit sensation of the Vodka. The Blackberries are there too adding a splendid colour and a distinctive fruity flavour.
|Now, I've nothing against Baileys but .......|
I appreciate that it is way too late to make a batch this year but the recipe was as follows
- a litre, or thereabouts, of inexpensive Vodka
- 15 tbsp of Brown Sugar or thereabouts
- a couple of cinnamon sticks, crumbled
- a dozen, or so, cloves
- one and a half pounds of Blackberries