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.