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A bottle of Strawberry Gin and a glass of Strawberry Gin and Tonic
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Strawberry Gin

Strawberry Gin is a pretty, pink gin with a fresh fruity flavour.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time28 d
Total Time28 d 15 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: English
Keyword: fruit gin
Servings: 55 cl
Author: [email protected] Cooks

Ingredients

  • 150 g strawberries
  • ½ litre 50cl London Dry gin (see note)
  • 50 g caster sugar

Equipment

Large sieve
Funnel
Small bottles
or

Instructions

Preparation:

  • Rinse the Kilner jar with boiling water to sterilise

To make the Strawberry Gin:

  • Cut the strawberries into halves - quarters for larger ones
    This helps the flavour permeate the gin
  • Put the sugar and gin into the Kilner jar, close the lid and give it a good shake
    The sugar won't be totally dissolved, but it's a good start
  • Add the strawberries to the Kilner jar and shake again
  • If the sugar hasn't dissolved, either shake the gin every day until it has dissolved OR keep it out for the first day and shake every hour or so
  • Leave in a dark place for 2-4 weeks
    If the weather is very warm, reduce the timings to 10-15 days
  • Use a sieve over a large jug to remove the fruit, using a funnel pour into a bottle or bottles for storing.

Notes

Everyday Cooks tips:

  • Strawberry Gin will keep for up to a year. After that, the colour begins to change, but it still tastes good!
  • You don’t need to use expensive gin – a supermarket brand of London Dry gin is fine (I use Waitrose London Dry Gin)
  • Quantities:
    • 1 litre of gin will need 100g sugar and 300g strawberries
    • A bottle of gin (70cl) needs 75g sugar and 225g strawberries