Saturday, July 28, 2012
Blackberry Vodka - the conclusion
So remember last summer S and I spent many, many weekends out picking blackberries? We made all sorts of yummy things with the bounty but one of them required some patience - our blackberry vodka.
Well today all that waiting paid off as we set about extracting the now deliciously flavoured vodka from the berries. You have two choices when you drain the vodka. You can pour it through muslin and have a lovely clear red but we feel that you miss out then on all the berry flavour (plus the vodka that has really soaked in) so instead we tend to mash the berries through a sieve. You get a more cloudy but delicious result this way.
However today S had a brilliant idea. A quick phone call later and we had my Mum's juice extractor! No time later and we have 2.5 litres of delicious blackberry vodka in the fridge.
Now the question is just what to turn it into? We have made a start with blackberry vodka, lemon and tonic but there will be many more experiments to come.