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Raspberry Gin

Raspberry Gin is a pretty, dark pink gin with a fresh fruity flavour. Make this with frozen raspberries at any time of year.
Prep Time10 mins
Maturing Time28 d
Total Time28 d 10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: British
Keyword: fruit gin
Servings: 1 litre
Author: [email protected] Cooks

Ingredients

  • 150 g raspberries
  • 1 l London Dry gin see note
  • 100 g caster sugar

Equipment

Large sieve
Funnel
Small bottles
or

Instructions

Preparation:

  • Rinse the Kilner jar with boiling water to sterilise

To make the Raspberry 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 raspberries to the Kilner jar and shake again
    If they're still frozen, it's fine
  • 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:

  • Raspberry 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:
    • A bottle of gin (70cl) needs 75g sugar and 110g raspberries