Very Berry Vodka...
This year with my huge amount of Blackberries I foraged I have made Blackberry Chutney which I cant wait to try with a little goats cheese, wensleydale but preferably deep fried breaded brie or camenbert...
Last year I had the idea of sloe gin... but I adapted this for my ''very berry vodka''.
I got a few litres of vodka and had a little drink from each (well I had to make room for the berries) I put a big hand full of good quality plump blackberries in with a large heaped spoonful of sugar. I did this a few weeks before Christmas - at month is good but a little longer if possible.
I then tipped the bottles up and back round everytime I saw them, I think a minimum of once a day is good.
Soon enough the vodka turned in to a very berry colour... near christmas I strained the vodka and rebottled with some decorative home-made festive labels and gave to appropriate boozy relations!
Hope you like this idea - A good way to use up the black berries too!