Make sure you’re winning at the festive season with homemade cranberry cocktails! This gin makes a wonderful gift or an addition to your Christmas drinks party.
Wash the cranberries and put into a sterilised preserving jar. Pour over the gin, seal the lid and put in a dark cool cupboard to steep for at least 4 weeks. In the first week invert the bottle every other day and once a week for the rest of the time.
Once the berries have steeped and you’re ready to bottle, put the sugar and water into a small saucepan over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
Strain the now flavoured gin into a jug through some muslin. Add the sugar syrup and stir. Pour the finished gin into a sterilised bottle and label.
Note: Preparation time: 30 minutes plus 4 weeks to steep.
The gin will be more or less sweet as the natural sweetness of the berries varies. It’s a good idea to add half of the sugar syrup and try, add more to suit the berries and your taste.
Can be served on its own over ice, with tonic or even a ginger ale.