Blackberry Gin

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Derek Nadin
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Blackberry Gin

Post by Derek Nadin » 17 Sep 2007, 14:13

:roll: Is it possible to use blackberries instead of sloes?
Has anyone done it, and what was the result.
If it was worth doing, What is the secret :?:

Elizabeth
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Post by Elizabeth » 17 Sep 2007, 22:15

You will find a recipe for Blackberry Vodka somwhere on the site, I know I made some and it was okay.
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maffu
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Re: Blackberry Gin

Post by maffu » 12 Sep 2010, 12:58

blackberry vodka is fabulous although has a tendency to taste like cough medicine in the first few months... it calms downinto something wonderful though in a relatively short period of time.

maffu
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Re: Blackberry Gin

Post by maffu » 12 Sep 2010, 12:59

blackberry vodka is fabulous although has a tendency to taste like cough medicine in the first few months... it calms downinto something wonderful though in a relatively short period of time.

nidgelowe
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Re: Blackberry Gin

Post by nidgelowe » 13 Sep 2010, 11:12

not sure about blackberry gin,made blackberry whiskey last year not really worth the effort,i'll just make more sloe gin this year i think.

10red80
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Re: Blackberry Gin

Post by 10red80 » 16 Sep 2010, 19:00

I've got some blackberries in amongst my raspberries & red currants gin :D I came across the recipe below for blackberry gin. Point 4 is interesting 'If you are making blackberry gin remove the fruit after 3 months (pour through muslin) to stop the woody taste developing and mature for at least a year.'

http://www.cottagesmallholder.com/raspb ... -recipe-53

Recipe for raspberry gin:

Ingredients:

•300g of raspberries
•330g of white granulated sugar
•1.5 litres (or more) of medium quality gin
•Steriiised 2 litre Le Parfait jar or 2 or 3 (70 cl) washed and sterilised gin bottles
Method:

1.Wash raspberries and discard any bruised fruit. Place rasberries in either a large 2 litre Kilner/Le Parfait jar or divide the raspberries between 2 or 3 (70 cl) saved gin bottles.
2.Using a funnel, add the sugar (divide the amounts if using several bottles) and top up with gin to the rim.
3.Shake every day until the sugar is dissolved and then store in a cool, dark place until you can resist it no longer (leave for at least three months, we usually let it mature for a year).
4.If you are making blackberry gin remove the fruit after 3 months (pour through muslin) to stop the woody taste developing and mature for at least a year.

frosty
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Re: Blackberry Gin

Post by frosty » 06 Dec 2011, 11:59

I have over the last few years made Blackberry Brandy 0.4kg of Blackberries (minimum) and 700cl of cheapest brandy add sugar to taste, since I normally make it in August by Christmas it is decanted and almost drunk......I do not know about a woody taste but will bear that in mind

Ricco
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Re: Blackberry Gin

Post by Ricco » 02 Sep 2012, 06:17

I have a large volume of blackberries in the freezer that were recently picked. Will they be ok to make blackberry gin when defrosted?

frosty
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Re: Blackberry Gin

Post by frosty » 03 Sep 2012, 15:39

I am sure they will be ok throw them in unthawed......

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