This year’s bumper crop of berries in the hedgerows meant that I picked loads of blackberries and sloes to preserve. I’ve made sloe gin and vodka, as well as blackberry jam. I was rather random about how much sugar I added, rather than dedicatedly following a recipe this year, so we will see how it all works out. Or not. Some of it is going as Christmas gifts, and people may be too polite to tell me if it’s revolting…
Bottles from Lakeland.
Cheap gin and vodka from wherever.
Strain through muslin. (Just worked out why it’s also known as cheesecloth. Duh.)