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Flavoured vodkas
Tue 22-Jun-10
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Danny
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Shereen said:

Bramble whiskey is still simply stunning.


 

What is Bramble whiskey, Shereen?

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Thu 24-Jun-10
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Shereen
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Sorry Danny - force of habit there. Bramble whiskey is actually Gilbert's Blackberry Whiskey, but we tend to call blackerries 'brambles', hence bramble whiskey. No idea why.

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Thu 24-Jun-10
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I use the word brambles too, as in bramble jelly instead of blackberry jelly

Thu 24-Jun-10
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WaveBrambles in Scotland too.

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Thu 24-Jun-10
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Same here - or, rather in Wales.  Roll_Eyes  Oh, and here!  Whistle

I'll try that again!

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According to Wiki, blackberry and raspberry plants can be called brambles - as they are both perennial plants with biennial canes. The first year a cane produces only leaves, and in its second year produces the flowers followed by the 'aggregate fruit' - i.e. not a berry at all.

I never knew that!  Surprised

Like you Joanna, we've always referred to the jelly as bramble.

 

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Sat 14-Aug-10
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This morning I turned 300g of blackcurrants from my friend's back garden into blackcurrant schnapps using this recipe from an earlier blog entry of Fiona's. Must remember to add a leaf from the baby bush in my back garden.

Sat 14-Aug-10
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When will that be ready Shereen?  wink toffeeapple

I'll try that again!

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I think I'm posting this question in the right topic - well it's about alcohol anyway and sometimes vodka.

Last year we had our first real glut of mirabelles  so preserved lots in a variety of alcoholic beverages including vodka.  The jars look very unappetising though as the upper level has turned brown and the colour is sinking down the jars/bottles.

After reading this topic I think maybe that I added too many fruits to each bottle of tipple so have neither a liqueur nor jar of preserved fruit but something less attractive.

I'd be grateful to know if this might be down to adding too many plums and whether the fruits/liqueur would be safe to eat or drink.  Cooking maybe?

 

 

Fri 20-Aug-10
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Hi Lily..

I would suggest layering the Mirabelles so you have a layer of fruit sprinkled with sugar and then another layer then covering with vodka and then another layer of fruit and sugar until the jar is full, just turn every week or so and leave for 6 months or so.

It will clear eventually ok and then it is a case of sit back and enjoycheers.

I hope this helps......if not I have a good recipe for mirabelle plum winewine...

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Fri 20-Aug-10
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Thanks for answering that query Dantom.  It would have had me flummoxed...roll_eyes

I'll try that again!

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Thanks Dantom...it's the turning that I haven't got right. I didn't turn for a long enough period p'raps.  Is it too late to start turning again now? 

T'other half is the winemaker so I should have left it to him embarassed.

Fri 20-Aug-10
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Toffeeapple said:

When will that be ready Shereen?  wink toffeeapple


 

End of November - it might even mark it to Christmas. cheers

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Damson vodka now in progress - this site is soooo bad for me big_laughwhistle

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Suky, you are so lucky to have someone to blame! tongue

Fiona arrived home from shopping with a litre bottle of Waitrose own brand vodka. The autumn raspberries are starting to fruit and . . .

Raspberry is the best of the fruit flavoured vodkas. Also, the deadliest because it just slips down the throat so triffcally eazy eeek wine sloe_gin whistle wine frown medicine

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