Redcurrant Gin!

If you’re struggling to use up a glut of redcurrants, I can recommend this recipe! (Lynda Gibbins)


10oz redcurrants, washed

5oz caster sugar

75cl bottle gin


Crush the currants with the sugar, add the gin, then put the mixture into a Kilner-type jar and seal the lid. Keep in a cool, dark place for 2-3 months. Shake it daily for the first month and then as and when you remember.

Strain it through a sieve and then through muslin until clear. Bottle and enjoy! The fruit residue can be used to make a dessert such as a boozy crumble…