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Your email address will not be published. You can width: 1.1em; .comment-form .tasty-recipes-ratings-buttons > input:checked ~ span:before .checked { Your plums should be ripe and round, wash your batch thoroughly and pierce the fruit for this plum gin recipe. Add a few ice cubes to a glass and then strain your cocktail over the ice. Adding more gin will thin out the liquid without reducing the alcohol percentage (optional; I usually leave the liquid as is). The longer the plums remain in the alcohol, the more intense the final flavour. */ You may be expecting something Aperol or Campari based but instead I am going with St. Germain and gin. With another bumper batch of plums from the tree this year I'm making plum gin which will be ready to drink by Christmas time.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Well, almost not the same. This is a great recipe to use up excess plums without having to go to too much trouble. Cheers. I’ve tried it on a few people who are not big fans of gin and they seem to like it!

a.pinit-button.custom span { It is the perfect way to use seasonal fruit and flowers, at a time when there is often an over-supply, and preserve the wonderful flavour to enjoy later in the year. The rosa rugosa are still blooming and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use some of my 375 ml bottles. Thanks to the addition of fresh plums and St. Germain there is no need to add any additional sugar. Add ice cubes to a glass, then strain shaker mixture over the ice. .synved-social-resolution-hidef { #cookblogshare. It is gin-based but tastes more like a fruit liqueur.

.comment-form .tasty-recipes-ratings-buttons > *:hover:before .unchecked, Sweet and dry in one Gin – stop it! This home-made Plum Gin involves combining fresh plums, sugar and gin and allowing time for the essence of the fruit to transfer into the alcohol. The time of year is late August and my two Plum tree varieties – Mirebelle and Victoria are ready to harvest. Just look how much the colour changes and I promise you, this goes in to the flavour.

Leave for 1 week, usually lasts around 2 months from making.

This recipe will unrecognisably change the gin anyway – I have used Tesco own brand in the past, was just as good. }); .comment-form .tasty-recipes-ratings-buttons > span i { However, you can leave them in for up to two months. This isn't really a recipe, it's a process - a little bit of work up front, especially around sterilising your Kilner Jar, give it a shake for a week and then leave it the hell alone for 3 months - simples... use a mid range Gin that you can improve rather than budget stuff, any variety, I have two Mirrebelle and Victoria, both homegrown. Always time to get a new batch in for Christmas if you’re concerned. appId : @tastebotanical,

Looks delish and thanks for sharing on Throwback Thursday! } This recipe is so plum heavy, your gin won’t suffer in the slightest without either. } } Wash the plums. opacity: 0.8 !important; I like to add a personal touch to the Christmas gifts I give. Prior to subscription, please read our Privacy Policy to ensure you understand and are happy with the way in which your data will be treated. Home-made Plum Gin recipe.

I do love the autumn harvest, but it can get a bit overwhelming sometimes. You can add additional flavourings to this Plum Gin. Not only does it taste delicious, this pretty pink gin is a gorgeous colour and a pleasure to drink. Then place over the lid and shake well. Thanks to the addition of fresh plum and St. Germain there is no need to add any additional sugar. Although it only takes 20 minutes preparation time, you will need to allow 24 hours for the rhubarb to macerate  in the sugar and, once you have added the gin, it will take a further four weeks to allow the flavour to develop.

Remove plum pits and quarter flesh. xfbml : true, For me, the gin deepens in colour so much that you can barely make out the plums. Copyright © 2020 The Thirsty Feast | Trellis Framework by Mediavine, Barware Styles Classic and Elegant Stainless Steel 3-Piece Martini and Cocktail Shaker Set, Marquis by Waterford 165118 Markham Double Old Fashioned Glasses, Set of 4, OXO SteeL Muddler with Non-Scratch Nylon Head and Soft Non-Slip Grip. I'm visiting my "kids" in New Mexico, and we're thinking about making this tomorrow for a get-together... Lovely! containerEl: document.querySelector('#fd-form-5e50121e8e126c002647111f')

Plums are not quite here yet in N CA but I expect them very soon. Create your own bespoke Christmas gin with our easy recipe, full of fruity flavours and aromatic spices. display: none;

Posted on June 26, 2019 Categories Cocktails, Drinks, recipe, Home » recipe » Drinks » Cocktails » Plum Gin Cocktail. What I do have in bucket loads are plums (- when w…. }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Looking for more cocktail recipes for your muddler? display: none; } Strain the gin into a sterilised bottle through a muslin cloth held in a funnel and discard the fruit.

With the plum the added sugar plays a huge part – we drink it neat, it’s so lovely. height: auto; I…. unicode-bidi: bidi-override; All Images and content are © Honey and Birch.

After a week in Sicily and a constant stream of very good wine, I am surprised by my desire to drink a cocktail. I did use less sugar in other Gin infusions, they didn’t turn out as well as the plum Gin – it’s almost liqueur like, but more boozy.

This damson gin recipe couldn't be simpler, and even though you need to wait a few months before you can taste it, the result is well worth it!

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( Log Out /  Sterilize whichever size you prefer to use and have ready. To create this cocktail, I first muddled some plum slices, fresh rosemary and a splash of soda water. Pretty pictures, I'm not a big drinker, I'll have a glass of wine everynow and then, but your pictures are convincing me to give this one a try. Can you make this in a plastic container rather than glass. Hello Pete, yah, good question. ( Log Out /  width: auto; only screen and (-o-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2/1), Add the gin, sliced plums and blackberries. So I’m making Gin! margin-bottom: 0 !important; For aesthetic reasons, I froze some rosemary in a giant ice cube tray. Maybe the shaking eliminated the need to muddle but I don’t care. It’s also the perfect drink to sip on while going through the pictures I took on my trip – over 2000 images to organize and edit for my upcoming stories. taste botanical

display: inline-block; document.write(' '); Your email address will not be published. 'jetpack-lazy-images-js-enabled' Ingredients 700ml Gin (plus more if needed) 6 Ripe Plums 1 Whole Vanilla pod Sugar 1ltr Kilder jar (airtight jar) Method Sterilise your jars.

Homemade sloe gin is usually a difficult feat to accomplish. .synved-social-resolution-normal { What a gorgeous and delicious sounding cocktail! Some of my favourites are Blackberry Gin, Rhubarb Gin, Elderflower Gin and Damson Gin. version : 'v2.8'

I hopped on over from Saucy Saturdays! Make this gorgeous spirit at least two weeks ahead – the longer you leave it the better. box-shadow: none !important; Thanks, Hey Helen, I would agree with you and give that a swerve.

So, I'll just say...I love this cocktail. Hello and welcome to tastebotanical. For the next week, shake on a daily basis to dissolve the sugar and then leave alone for at least 3 months.

.pinit-hover { width: 1.1em; } You need to allow at least three weeks for the flavour of the plums to transfer into the liquid. I use Victoria Plums, as I have a tree in my garden, but there are lots of other varieties available and they all make a good flavouring for gin. If it was the sterilisation process, the jam jar may be affected in the same way. Learn how your comment data is processed. Change ). Truth be told, plums are quite similar to damsons, however no doubt that they are different from one another. One to remember for next year.

Alas, future cocktail goals have now presented themselves to me I suppose. How do you make Plum Gin? @media only screen and (min-width: 1024px) { Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I did try to dilute a batch once, with more Gin – it wasn’t ideal. position: relative; With another bumper batch of plums from the tree this year I'm making plum gin which will be ready to drink by Christmas time.

Thanks for sharing. Boiling the gin and sugar will cause the liquid to thicken and become more akin to a syrupy liquor. If you make this recipe, you should imagine sipping a glass of dark red, fruity and delicious drink on a cold winter’s night!

It’s peppery accents are exactly what I was looking for to pair with the fresh plum. Thank you – Trudi, Hi Trudi – yes you can. It is good made with vodka too. For gin, I opted to use St. George’s Dry Rye. Star anise – put a couple of star anise pods in with the plums, Vanilla – similarly, just add a vanilla pod to the jar, Ginger – add a few slices of fresh ginger, Cardamon – add three or four cardamon pods. Once the fruit is removed, the gin will last for at least a year. only screen and (min-resolution: 192dpi) { Add gin, plums, split vanilla pod and sugar into a pan and bring to a boil for 20 mins. .comment-form .tasty-recipes-ratings-buttons > *:hover ~ span .unchecked, The gin  must cover the top of the plums.



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