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Redcurrant gin

If you like sloe gin, you’ll love this. It takes two-three months to mature, but it’s well worth the wait. Serve neat or with tonic and plenty of ice
Makes: 75cl
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Mid-price

 

Ingredients

 

    • 300g (10oz) redcurrants

 

    • 150g (5oz) caster sugar

 

    • 75cl bottle of gin

 

 

Method

 

 

    1. Crush the redcurrants with the sugar, put in a jar, pour in the gin and seal.

 

    1. Leave 2-3 months in a cool, dark place, shaking the jar daily for a month, then just when you remember.

 

    1. Strain through a sieve, then through muslin and pour into a bottle.

 

    1. Drink neat, or made into a gin and tonic, with lots of ice.

 

 

Nutritional information per portion

 

 

calories 58(kcal)

 

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.