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15/12/2017

Mrs Jones Cakes- Winter Gins

Up next in our Mrs Jones Cakes Youtube series is my good friend (and self-proclaimed gin expert) Debbie Anness, who show us how to make four delicious Winter Gin Liqueurs with the simplest of ingredients and the cheapest of gins. When ready, these liqueurs can be decanted into pretty bottles and given to family and friends as treats. You can view and download the full recipes below. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel for more delicious recipes!

 

Winter Gins

Clementine and Star Anise

Ingredients

8 clementines (chopped into 4 pieces each)
3 star anise
200g castor sugar
200mls water
500mls gin

Method

Place the clementines, sugar and water in a pan on the stove. Bring the pan to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for about a minute till the sugar has melted. Set the pan aside for 5 minutes to cool down.
Pour 500mls of gin into a large jar fitted with a sealed lid. Add the cooled clementine mixture to the jar of gin, give it all a quick stir, place the sealed lid on tightly and leave to stand for 4 weeks, shaking the jar thoroughly each day.
When ready, pour the liqueur into glass bottles fitted with sealed lids and store in a cool cupboard till ready to use.

Ginger and Lemon

Ingredients

2 sticks of lemongrass (chopped and split into several pieces)
6 thick slices of fresh ginger (each slice chopped in half)
200g castor sugar
200mls water
500mls gin

Method

Place the lemongrass, ginger, sugar and water in a pan on the stove. Bring to the boil then turn the heat down and simmer for about a minute till the sugar has melted. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
Pour 500mls of gin into a storage jar fitted with sealed lid. Add the cooled lemongrass and ginger mixture, give it a good stir and then seal the lid down. Leave in a cool cupboard for a 4 weeks, giving it a good shake each day.
When ready, pour the liqueur into glass bottles fitted with sealed lids and store in a cool cupboard till ready to use.

Cranberry

Ingredients

200g frozen cranberries
200g castor sugar
500mls gin

Method

Mix all the ingredients into a jar with a fitted, sealed lid. Leave to stand for a minimum of 4 weeks giving the jar a good shake every day for 7 days, followed by a good shake once per week.
It can be drunk at 14 days but to maximise the flavour, use a stick blender to mash up all the fruit with the gin, and then strain the mixture through a sieve.
When ready, pour the liqueur into glass bottles fitted with sealed lids and store in a cool cupboard till ready to use.

Mixed Berries

Ingredients

200g frozen mixed berries
200mls castor sugar
500mls gin

Method

Place all the ingredients into a jar fitted with a sealed lid. Give the mixture a good stir, fit the lid and store in cool cupboard for 4 weeks, shaking the jar once each day.
It can be drunk at 14 days but to maximise the flavour, use a stick blender to mash up all the fruit with the gin, then strain the mixture through a sieve.
When ready, pour the liqueur into glass bottles fitted with sealed lids and store in a cool cupboard till ready to use.

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15/12/2017

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