As you may have already read in my previous post - I have an abundance of blackberries in our communal garden. As no one else seemed to be picking them, I thought I'd try a recipe for Blackberry Gin that I found in the back of my updated Mrs Beaton's recipe book - another bargain from The Works.
200g Caster Sugar
600ml Gin (or Vodka)
1.2 l Kilner Jar
Wash the blackberries and transfer into your jar - cover with the sugar and give it a good shake - then add the gin. This has to be kept in a dark place for a week and shaken every day for seven days. This should enable all the sugar to dissolve, after which it is left alone in a dark place for 2-3 months before straining. I have various receptacles in our mini cellar awaiting Christmas, when I will bottle it up for presents! Once bottled up - I will update this post. Now to hunt down some pretty bottles.