Inspired by the lovely Thrifty Mrs, I dragged the boyfriend out for a blackberry picking outing this weekend. The sun was scorching and my local area is filled with lovely countryside and winding country lanes, a perfect backdrop to an outing with a mission.
After picking blackberries over two days, we were left with two huge bowls of blackberries. It was inevitable that loads of blackberry vodka would be made. I LOVE vodka.
All you need is vodka, sugar and blackberries.
Simplicity is my favourite recipe.
For this large kilner jar, I used 700g of blackberries, 375g of sugar and 1 litre of vodka.
After adding all the ingredients, I gave the jar a good shake, tipping it up and down to get the sugar dissolving.
The tip is to shake the jar on a daily basis for a couple of weeks and then let the blackberries work their infusing magic, giving the occasional shake during the 3 month process.
Fingers crossed I will have some delicious fruity vodka ready for Christmas, which I will probably give as gifts (saving some myself obviously).
I can’t believe how fun and easy this was, from foraging the blackberries to making the vodka, it was wonderfully therapeutic and satisfying. I think I might have caught the foraging bug!
Check out the how-to video on A Thrifty Mrs blog for more details.
Do you have any ideas, tips or advice for more foraging fun? I am keen to get back out there!
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