Damson vodka

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Nutrition: per 25ml

  • kcal58
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • Ingredients

  • 500g damsons

    Damson

    dam-sun

    A small fruit with vibrant dark blue skin and a strong, sour flavour, damsons are similar to…

  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • 1l bottle of vodka

    Vodka

    vod-ka

    Originally associated with Russia, Slavonic, Baltic and Scandinavian countries, vodka has become…

  • Method

    1. Rinse and pick over the damsons to remove any leaves and stalks, then pat dry, tip into a freezer bag and freeze overnight. The next day, bash the bag of damsons a couple of times with a rolling pin, then tip the lot into a 2-litre jar, or divide between two smaller jars.

    2. Pour in the sugar and gin, and put the lid on. Shake well. Each day for a week, give the jar a good shake until all the sugar has dissolved, then put it in a cool, dark place and leave for two to three months.

    3. Line a plastic sieve with a square of muslin (or use a coffee filter in a cone for a really refined gin) and strain the damson gin through it. Decant into clean, dry bottles, then seal and label. The gin is now ready to drink, but will improve and mature over time – it will keep for over a year, if you can wait that long.

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