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10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 300g of damsons, ripe, washed
  • 150g of sugar
  • 600ml of gin

Method

1
Wash the ripe damsons and gently prick each one with a fork
2
Place the damsons into a clean 1l jar along with the sugar and gin. Close the lid and give it a good shake
3
Store in a cool dark place for 3 months. After 3 months, strain the damsons and taste the gin. If you'd like it a little sweeter, you can add more sugar at this stage
4
Transfer to a bottle – the damson gin is now ready to drink, though really benefits from ageing. We would recommend making a few batches so you can drink one and keep one for the next year (which will taste even better)