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Flavoured vodkas
Sun 5-Sep-10
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dantom
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Hi all laugh

Our bedroom now echoes to the sounds of plipping and plopping as this years wine making has now started with gustochampagne and shall carry on as long as the fruit is on bush and tree.

So far I have Blackberry, Apple, Damson, wild red plum, victoria plum, elderberry, elderberry and blackberry,parsnip,and mirabelle wine on the go cheers 

Here is to an Indian summer and a fruitfall Autumn I raise a glass and say good health to you all.

My winemaking Bible is ( Fruity Passions , by Margaret Vaughan ) a BBC book published in 1990 and highly recommend by me ok

Sun 5-Sep-10
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Danny said:

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


 

That sounds like my Dad after he helped my cousins and I demolish half a litre of my Fiona's raspberry vodka. He's not a fan of vodka and he found it delicious.

I still rate the bramble whiskey as my best liquer truimph.

I filtered my blueberry and strawberry vodka last weekend. It's maturing at the back of the booze cupboard, and will be left alone til Christmas. In theory.

Mon 6-Sep-10
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Wow Dan, you have been busy!  Wish I could be so productive...frown

I'll try that again!

Mon 6-Sep-10
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Hi Toffeeapplesmile, That is the great thing about this wine lark though.....It mainly does everthing on its own....tonight Rowan (my little girl) and myself gathered 5lb of crabapples so I am going to see if I have any success with the little sour blighterscheers I may end up with something palatable or worst case something that feels as if my lip has been drawn up over my facelaugh.

 

Mon 13-Sep-10
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I have a crab apple tree at the bottom of my garden, although a lot has fallen there are still vast quantities to fall - wondering if some kind of drinky-poo can be made from them........whistle

Sun 19-Sep-10
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We went blackberrying today. The weather started off fine, but when we'd only been picking about 10 minutes the heavens opened. Needless to say we picked on anyway and got a decent haul. The berries are all over the place though - we saw everything from masses of flowers, to moldy and mushy berries.

I've put down a litre of bramble vodka and 750ml of bramble whiskey. And we've enough berries left for an apple & blackberry tart and possibly another liqueur. I shall ponder over dinner.

Mon 20-Sep-10
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just a couple of quick questions on which of our hedge row fruit we could use....

with the abunance of hawthorn berries.. is it possible to use them for flavour? would they produce a good flavour? what about rowan berries? they make lovely jelly but what about the vodka?

lastly do you think it possible to use a mixture of crab and crisp eater to make an apple sour shot?

Mon 27-Sep-10
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Shereen, Just trawled the whole forum topic to find a good recipe with a whiskey base - and you've come up trumps.  Recipe, please! 

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Wed 29-Sep-10
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Heather E said:

Shereen, Just trawled the whole forum topic to find a good recipe with a whiskey base - and you've come up trumps.  Recipe, please! 


 

Hi Heather 🙂 Full credit must go to Fiona and Gilbert - I just copied them 🙂

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Thu 30-Sep-10
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Thanks, Shereen.  Need to go foraging for more blackberries - hope it isn't too late!  If I make up the blackberry quantity needed, I'll give it a go.  Cheers!

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Sat 9-Oct-10
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Have just had a taste of the blackberry vodka made last year and it is SMOOOOOTHHHHH!    and, remember,  I don't drink,  i may start now whistle

Sat 9-Oct-10
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Go on, you just know you want to!  wink

I'll try that again!

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Suky said:

Have just had a taste of the blackberry vodka made last year and it is SMOOOOOTHHHHH!    and, remember,  I don't drink,  i may start now whistle


 

Funny, I haven't bothered with alchohol for years and years, but I've got sloe gin, wild plum vodka and blackberry vodka on the go this autumn. Had a little tastee, very niceee! sloe_gin laugh

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Sun 10-Oct-10
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Oh dear, we seem to be encouraging teetotallers to start drinking!    Result!  big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh

I'll try that again!

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But does the fruit content count towards my five a day? confused

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