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madcat

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Gilbertís superb gooseberry gin recipe
« on: June 19, 2017, 16:32 »
(from the cottage smallholder website -  http://www.cottagesmallholder.com/gilberts-superb-gooseberry-gin-recipe-7407/ My comments in italics.

500g of gooseberries
1 litre of medium quality gin (I use the own label from the most convenient supermarket!)
100g of white granulated sugar for very ripe dessert gooseberries/ 200g of white granulated sugar for less ripe
dessert gooseberries/ 375g of white granulated sugar for ordinary green gooseberries

Wash gooseberries, top and tail and discard any bruised fruit. Cut the gooseberries in half and place in either a
large Kilner/Le Parfait jar or divide the gooseberries between 2 (70 cl) saved gin bottles. I use a 1.5 litre gin
bottle. (I use a 1.5 litre whisky bottle - but it just depends what you have)
Using a funnel, add the sugar (divide the amounts if using several bottles) and top up with gin to the rim.
Shake every day until the sugar is dissolved and then store in a cool, dark place until you can resist it no longer
(leave for at least four months, we usually let steep for 6 months).
Drain the liqueur through muslin after six months and freeze the discarded fruit to pep up dishes at a later
date. Taste and add more sugar if necessary. Bottle the liqueur and store in a dark, dry place.
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Re: Gilbertís superb gooseberry gin recipe
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 17:13 »
Sounds lovely, shame I've just used all my gooseberries for mint jelly

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Re: Gilbertís superb gooseberry gin recipe
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 18:07 »
My gooseberries are only just ripening, and I've never tried this, so I'll give it a go.  I usually make sloe gin, so this will make a change.

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Re: Gilbertís superb gooseberry gin recipe
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 19:19 »
I drink it half and half with tonic, dont drown it, and ice.  At the moment, lots of ice!

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Re: Gilbertís superb gooseberry gin recipe
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 20:11 »
Will be trying that thanks for recipe now i bought a bottle of kirch wasser which we thought was kirch but its like raw alcohol with very little cherry flavour so any ideas if i put more cherries in like the gooseberry recipe .
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Re: Gilbertís superb gooseberry gin recipe
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 21:02 »
Wow!

Gooseberry wine is fabulous, But I've never thought of that one with gin!

Just a note, they use hops in the gin at our local distillery, http://www.annodistillers.co.uk/content/anno-kent-dry-gin and it is to die for; which I nearly do after a couple of generous tinctures...;0)

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Re: Gilbertís superb gooseberry gin recipe
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2017, 07:20 »
Ooh I love a good gin an this will be going on my list for next year! I make a lovely rhubarb gin where you make a strained rhubarb syrup and then mix with gin. Gives a mischief stronger flavour and colour than steeping it for months. It has the distinct advantage you can drink ithe next day as well

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Re: Gilbertís superb gooseberry gin recipe
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2017, 08:01 »
This is an excellent recipe ... I can vouch for it 🤣
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Re: Gilbertís superb gooseberry gin recipe
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2017, 10:28 »
I also do redcurrant gin - pretty much the same recipe and presentation.  That is lovely too - pink and a great summer refresher!  Think a light summery campari and you won't be far off the flavour.



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