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03/01/2014 at 23:16

Could I use frozen fruits for these recipes, or would they have too much water? Have tons of raspberries and redcurrants in freezer. Was going to try making rasp and redcurrant sparkling wine with them, but vodka or brandy sounds good!

04/01/2014 at 00:40

Hi gardenjeannie. You can def use frozen fruit for the boozy drinks  For raspberry vodka you need to dd sugar - would recommend a bit of googling action

Don't forget to tell us how it goes  

04/01/2014 at 10:37

Hi Jeannie, you most certainly can use frozen fruit, I did with the Raspberry vodka I bottled a couple of days ago as was the Merry Berry Brandy which was partly purchased fruits...easy recipe pound fruit pound sugar bottle of Aldi I posted earlier the residual fruit makes a brill base for a boozy adult trifle..a real seasonal treat. The damsons from the damson gin had softened right down. I greedily just snacked on then over a few days but next year I'll just pop the stones out, yes the are that soft, and then dip them in melted dark chocolate Yummie


04/01/2014 at 18:35

Not usually a fan of sweet liqueurs but sloe or damson gin has a character all its own. I am though pondering Cape Gooseberries steeped in vodka to develop some very subtle fruit flavours with a pale yellow hue.

06/01/2014 at 01:22

Bilje, thanks for that. Not a fan of chocolates, but do remember cherry brandy liquer chocs from a few yrs ago. If my young cherry tree produces more than the 5 it did this yr (i told the kids 4!!), your damson idea will be used for them in hampers nxt xmas, along with Ginagibbs idea of home-made produce hampers.

Thanks, 4th panda, away I go googling.

Let you all know how it goes. I suggest re-convening here sometime early Dec next yr, with efforts in hand to compare! Is it poss to make arrangements to all be on together? Maybe all skype our efforts or something? Surely some computer whizz could figure out a way we could meet 'virtually'????

06/01/2014 at 08:23

Chilli vodka... Makes ace bloody Mary's!!!!! 

15/06/2014 at 16:29

Just thought I'd remind us of all the possibilities for fruit this summer .............. 

15/06/2014 at 18:11

That is a record ,it must be THEEE earliest Christmas reminder iv ever seen ,Dove you win a cracker  turned out to be quite a nice evening erein Munsly,

15/06/2014 at 19:35

Well Alan, if we're going to make fruit vodkas for Christmas, it's time to get started - I'm a great one for planning ahead!

I'm glad it's nice over your way -still a bit grey here   How are you getting on?  Allowed down t'pub yet?

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