After making a couple of rhubarb crumbles I was left wondering about the making of alcohol as I do really like the rhubarb gin and the vodka that you can buy.

How hard could it be?  After reading the different recipes I decided to have a try but I didn’t have a demi jon bottle so I got a few litre bottles cleaned and sterilised them. What I didn’t realise was the bottleneck is very small on a bottle so I had to cut the rhubarb up even smaller to get it in the bottle.

I also had some strawberries left from the garden so I added them to some bottles. The next problem was the caster sugar, I did not have a funnel, so I made one out of cardboard but that was not easy. So this simple job made an awful mess, I was pleased when it was all done.

Here we have the three recipes.

For the final product, find a cool dark place to store your bottles then give a good shake once a week then after about a month have a taste, if you need it sweetened add some sugar syrup.  I have never made anything like this before so it’s all a learning curve. I am wondering if the fruit will just come out of the bottles when I sieve it as I did push some in, maybe they can be a garnish, already in it! LOL

Next instalment in about a month.



  1. Anonymous
    July 27, 2021 / 11:42 am

    I have made gin with plums and blackberries and other fruit and it is delicious. I used big jars rather than bottles. I think you may have trouble getting the fruit out at the end. I keep the gin soaked fruit in the freezer and is good for boozy trifles or adding to ice cream. Win win!

    • karensworld.writer
      July 27, 2021 / 3:01 pm

      That’s a good idea, putting the fruit in the freezer. Let’s hope I get enough out the bottles to do that lol.

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