Foraging & Making Fruit Liqueurs
- posted 2nd September 2023
Autumn is a great time for picking fruit and foraging. There’s lots to make with gathered fruit, from pies to crumbles, jams to jellies, but one fun way to use the fruit is to make you own liqueurs.
This year has been a really good year for hedgerow fruit and we’re making sloe gin, blackberry brandy, crab apple whisky and a mixed hedgerow brandy with crab apples, blackberries and hawthorn berries.
The basic process is to mix the fruit with your chosen spirit and a small amount of sugar in a large jar with a lid, shake regularly and infuse for 2-3 months. Then, strain and add more sugar to taste, bottle in sterile bottles, label and enjoy! Lots of recipes are available on line and it is good to experiment to find your favourite.
Fun to make and great for gifts and a warming winter tipple – give it a go this autumn.
NOTE check you know what fruit you are picking to ensure it is edible and wash before use.
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