Simple, Fresh and Delicious Recipes Inspired By My Seasonal Garden

The Delectable Garden

The Delectable Garden

Simple, Fresh and Delicious Recipes Inspired by my seasonal garden

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Festive Cranberry Infused Gin

Festive Cranberry Infused Gin

Cranberries flood the gin with flavour and vibrant colour to create this fun and fruity Festive Cranberry Infused Gin.

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Orange and Bay Infused Gin

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Infusions

Festive Cranberry Infused Gin

Festive Cranberry Infused Gin

Cranberries flood the gin with flavour and vibrant colour to create this fun and fruity Festive Cranberry Infused Gin. Orange sweetens the sharp cranberry whilst Lemon Thyme adds a floral hint.

Festive Cranberry Infused Gin

I used Tanqueray gin for this infusion as I needed a slightly less dry and smoother gin to go with the sour punch of cranberry.

I had friends over this week for dinner and tested my Festive Cranberry Infused Gin out on them. For dinner did I slow-cooked pulled pork, coleslaw, bbq baked beans and smoked wedges. We pigged out, sampled the gin and planned our upcoming Ski/Snowboarding holiday to Geilo, Norway. It was a fantastic night and I am now really excited for Christmas and Norway.

The fun and festivities continued into the weekend with Home Alone at the Sage in Gateshead. The movie was shown on a large screen whilst the phenomenal Royal Northen Sinfonia played the score. I was ridiculously excited for this, Christmas starts once you’ve watched Home Alone. It did not disappoint, I was surprised at how emotional I became when the Orchestra started. The live music added a new element to the movie and made it feel like I was watching it for the first time. It was lovely to see people of all ages  enjoying the experience, especially the kids. They were laughing at it like I did when I watched it for the first time 27 years ago, yep it’s nearly 30 years old!!! One last note on the subject, I think we should start a campaign for a new Home Alone with Macaulay Culkin as the dad! #KEVINjr

Festive Cranberry Infused

Whilst up north we had a long overdue catch up with some friends and celebrated Beau’s (nephew) 2nd Birthday. I’d like to wish our Anne happy 60th birthday, sorry we missed your weekend of celebration.

Festive Cranberry Infused Gin

Now for the recipe…

Festive Cranberry Infused Gin

800ml Gin
400g Frozen cranberries
1 Orange
3 Sprigs of lemon thyme from the garden

Method:
1. Use a vegetable peeler to remove three strips of rind. Be careful not to remove the white pith with it as the pith is what makes citrus fruits bitter.

2. Put the orange rind, frozen cranberries and lemon thyme into a large sterilised jar. Top up with the gin, shake daily for two weeks and keep in a cool dark place.

4. After two weeks pour the mixture through a fine sieve into a jug, then into a sterile glass bottle. Don’t squeeze the fruit mix when passing through the sieve, allow it to stand and drip through.

Serve with sliced apple, cold tonic water and plenty of ice.

If you have fresh cranberries you will need to prick them with a toothpick before infusing.

Perfect for festive parties or bottled as a homemade gift.

For 18+ years, please drink responsibly.

Last Infusion:- Orange and Bay Infused Gin

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