hello all i thought i would share with you my damson vodka recipie.
last year I made my usual amount of Sloe gin and due to an abundance of damson's I made a decent amount of Damson Vodka. I like Sloe Gin but the Damson vodka beats it hands down this is the rustic recipe used for mine.
1/ one clean demijohn
2/ 5 lbs of ripe Damson's
3/ 2 bottles of supermarket vodka
4/ 1 bottle red wine
how I made mine
Put 2" of sugar in bottom of demijohn then add the damson's until demijohn is 3/4 full (squeeze out stone in damson's when adding ) add the two bottles of vodka and one of red wine , place bung/stopper in demijohn and shake for 5 minuets.
shake every day for 1 minuet for 1st week,then once a week for next 5 week,remove out liquid and pulp I used a stainless steel sieve over a large pot as once the sieve clogs is a slow process of dripping through. (keep the pulp) once it was all sieved I again passed it through a finer filter(old pillow case) and it came out with no bits and clear.
I have used the damson pulp ( it tastes outstanding) to add make damson & apple crumble and add to ice cream, as for the Damson vodka it turns a stunning deep burgondy/red colour, to drink its outstanding on its own but very good with a good double measure poured over some ice topped up with either tonic or lemonade a very refreshing tasty drink.
hope you enjoy ....neil