Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cranberry Clementine Gin #CranberryWeek


Hard to believe that #CranberryWeek is drawing to a close. Boo. I love the tart, red berry of the season. Many thanks to Caroline of Caroline's Cooking for hosting! I have always enjoyed the evergreen-y notes of a good gin. And this cranberry and clementine-infused gin just screams 'it's the holidays' to me. Think cranberry garlands draped over pine branches!

See all the other recipes being shared for today's final Cranberry Week post - we hope you've enjoyed following along and will try some of the many cranberry creations!

Cranberry Clementine Gin

A quick note: it does matter what kind of gin you use. Make sure you use a good quality spirit. I really like Hendrick's Gin. In addition to the traditional juniper infusion, Hendrick's also uses Bulgarian Damask rose and cucumber. It's really delicious on its own, but it was magnificent in this!


Ingredients
  • 800 ml gin
  • 3 C fresh cranberries
  • peels from 3 fresh clementines

Procedures
Pierce the cranberries with a skewer. And peel the clementine in a long strip, if possible.

Fill an empty bottle with the cranberries and clementine peel. Pour the gin into the bottle until everything is completely submerged.

Store in a cool spot, gently agitating the bottle once or twice a day.



After a week, the gin was already a light shade of red. After a month, it was downright gorgeous...and delicious. I strained and rebottled into small bottles for gifts.


4 comments:

  1. I love that you plan a month ahead of a post. I often am scrambling the day before trying to get my recipe made and posted. This makes a lovely gift.

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    1. Funny though: I planned ahead but I was still scrambling because I THOUGHT that #CranberryWeek was next week. So weird.

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  2. I made cranberry gin a couple years ago too, and we loved it - it's perfect for a slightly different G&T or cocktails. Thanks for joining in Cranberryweek!

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  3. Love this recipe! G&T are one of my favorite cocktails lately - I'm definitely making this to change things up.

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