Monday, 11 July 2011
On that Gooseberry Theme... Here's a Gin
With the gooseberries still fruiting, I couldn't (of course) refrain from making a bottle of the Gin. The Juniper bitterness of Gin seems to combine with many a fruit: in Summer it's Gooseberries and Whitecurrants (here I've combined the two), in Winter Damsons (drool) and that ol' hip-flask filler: Sloe Gin.
I ad-libbed, but let's say: 300g Fruit to 150g Sugar and 600ml Gin.
Top, tail and prick the Gooseberries, slightly squish the Whitecurrants, cover with the Sugar and Gin. Put in a lidded bottle and shake regularly over the next two months. Then strain and bottle for sumptuous height-of-summer-filled Gin and Tonics...