If you’re out foraging blackberries soon, why not use them to brew this delicious Blackberry Flavoured Vodka. It’s so easy, and so tasty and would make a gorgeous homemade Christmas gift!
Remember how I recently told you about my adorable friend Kate and her freshly published Veggie Desserts cookbook? Well today I’m bringing you news of another beautiful cookbook, written by another beautiful friend!
At this rate I’m going to have to get a dedicated bookshelf just to hold the work of all my blogging buddies!
Ren comes from Polish descent, and her book is a tribute to her food heritage. Wild Honey & Rye is chock full of traditional Polish recipes with a modern twist. The food is full of fun and the book is interlaced with engaging family tales and of course, sumptuous photography.
For anyone with a love of Polish food, or a desire to connect with their Polish roots, this book would make the most perfect gift.
Flipping through to find a recipe to make and share with you today, and I stumbled over the recipe for blackberry flavoured vodka. Funnily enough, this recipe has been on my to-do list since mid summer, when I first saw the blackberries ripening down here in Cornwall! Seems this was blackberry flavoured fate :)
I’ve made this on a BIG scale as a/ it is a fantastic year for blackberries, and b/ I’m making this as Christmas gifts for friends and family this year.
If you give this recipe a go (and you manage not to break into the stash in the meantime) please join me in raising a glass to Ren on Christmas day :)
Blackberry Flavoured Vodka
- 1 kg blackberries
- 250 g granulated sugar
- 1 bottle (70cl) good quality vodka
Wash the blackberries and place them in a sterilised 1.5 litre preserving jar.
Add the sugar and lightly crush the berries with the sugar.
Pour over the vodka, seal the jar and shake. Leave to infuse in a cool place for 2-4 weeks.
Strain the vodka into a bottle. Serve chilled, preferably from the freezer.