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Cocktail Of The Month: Spiced Blackberry Gin
Hello, beauts! I do hope you’re all well today?
For me, it’s a trip to college this Wednesday morning, however, this does bring good news (thankfully!) as in my lunch break it will mean that I’m heading straight back to the Christmas markets (again…) to make a start on my Christmas shopping – I’m hoping it will be a little quieter than what it was on Saturday; blimey, I don’t think I’ve even seen so many people in York! What will you lovelies all be getting up to today?
We come today with a feature that’s for sure going to pull you through your mid-week sleepy slumber and get you thinking Christmas parties, festivities and well, all things boozy. It’s time to bring back out the fizz, the cocktail shakers, play bublé and get the glittering outfits into gear; of course, there’s no time like the present to discuss our favourite Crimbo’ cocktail recipes that not only make the cut for the big day in December, but too, for any celebration or wedding.
Today’s cocktail not only tastes like an absolute dreamy winter concoction, but too can be served on ice; a little tipple in some sparkling wine, frozen to make a luxurious sorbet to impress guests and it can also be bottled up to share as a gift or wedding favour. The possibilities are endless, and that paired with it’s delicious taste is a match made in the cocktail heavens.
Spiced Blackberry Gin Recipe
To make this berry beautiful drink you will need…
- 900g blackberries
- 450g caster sugar
- 400ml (14fl oz) gin
- 1 1g Cinnamon Stick
Place the (pre-washed) blackberries and sugar in a large pan and cook down very gently. Stir until the fruit becomes pulpy and the sugar has dissolved.
Pour the gin into a jug and strain the fruit mix into this. Stir well and pour into bottles. Place a cinnamon stick into each bottle (still warm) and let it sit for as long as you like. It will last for 1 month.
If you decide to make into more of a cocktail you can:
Add ice cubes and blackberries into a glass and use the recipe above to serve over the ice with tonic water, a dash of Prosecco, a squeeze of lemon juice or fresh spices. It’s up to you!
Pst, you can share all of your delicious cocktail recipes, Christmas favourites and seasonal delights with us tonight from 9pm on Twitter for #weddinghour. We’ll be turning up the pretty with plenty of festive festoon tables-capes, styling and lot’s of Christmas catering inspiration, too.
Alternatively, say “Hello” and leave your favourite cocktail recipes below! X