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by Tonyginlash
24 Aug 2015, 14:53
Forum: All other spirits etc
Topic: Preserved Morello cherries in syrup
Replies: 0
Views: 10486

Preserved Morello cherries in syrup

I have a couple of 350 grm bottles of Aldi's morello cherries. I bought them intending them to be a base for some home made cherry brandy. I have a couple of ideas, maybe using brandy or vodka, but please can anyone suggest a recipe for me to try in order for me to use these up and lay down a 'conco...
by Tonyginlash
12 Jan 2011, 08:46
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Rhubarb Vodka (schanpps)
Replies: 9
Views: 8567

Re: Rhubarb Vodka (schanpps)

Well, since October I let my 'mixture' mature after adding a wee bottle of glycerine (sweetens and smoothens) and I now find an improvement in taste, so much so that when served over ice and topped with cola in a tall glass it's not bad at all. I will try making another batch this year and combine m...
by Tonyginlash
10 Oct 2010, 10:16
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Rhubarb Vodka (schanpps)
Replies: 9
Views: 8567

Re: Rhubarb Vodka (schanpps)

Hi Pickle, Thanks for your reply and yes, I'd agree with you 100%, both on the time factor and the sugar content. I'll give it another try next spring when the rhubarb is young. Having learned from that experience, I've made some pear vodka - this time using 12 ounces of sugar. I used 12 pears cut i...
by Tonyginlash
05 Oct 2010, 16:08
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Rhubarb Vodka (schanpps)
Replies: 9
Views: 8567

Re: Rhubarb Vodka (schanpps)

I tried making AWThompson's version and to be honest it's one of the most unpleasant concoctions I've ever made. For those wanting to risk it, he suggests using: 1 litre vodka 2 sticks of rhubarb, cut into inch lenghts and bashed to a pulp with a mortar and pestle the zest of half a lemon 1 cinnamon...
by Tonyginlash
22 Jan 2008, 12:36
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Fruit flavoured Vodka
Replies: 2
Views: 4274

Fruit flavoured Vodka

Her's a little off-beat number a pal gave me - and boy, does it work!!! 1 litre cheap vodka + one extra empty bottle. 6 packets of Skittles (children's sweeties) Open all the packets of Skittles and separate all the green and yellow ones from all other colours. They are loaded with sugar, so extra s...
by Tonyginlash
22 Jan 2008, 12:16
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Limoncello
Replies: 6
Views: 5769

Limoncello

Hi Doc, check the reply I made on the Blackberry whisky thread a couple of days ago 'cos in it I put my 'recipe' for Orangecello (orange brandy). When you make it, do shake the jar regularly to disolve the sugar and don't even think about bottling and straining it for at least 4 months - the wait wi...
by Tonyginlash
22 Jan 2008, 10:18
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Limoncello
Replies: 6
Views: 5769

Limoncello

Aha - thanks for that Doc, I hadn't realised.

The orange rind gives up its flavour well enough, so I'll keep to that one I think. :-)
by Tonyginlash
20 Jan 2008, 21:48
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Limoncello
Replies: 6
Views: 5769

Limoncello

Hadn't heard of it until I read your post. Have since checked it out on Google and it looks easy to make. I may well try some once all my other 'creations' have been bottled. I also wondered about making lemon brandy. Same method as the orange version, but by simply swapping the fruit. May try a bot...
by Tonyginlash
20 Jan 2008, 11:56
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Creme de menthe
Replies: 0
Views: 3334

Creme de menthe

Here's an unusual one to share with you. Take: 20 Clarnico fondant peppermints and cut each in half. 1 litre vodka 1 small bottle liquid glycerine. * * * * * * Pour half a pint of vodka into a jug and set aside. Add the 20 halved sweeties to the vodka bottle. Also add the glycerine. Add 1 teaspoon o...
by Tonyginlash
20 Jan 2008, 11:46
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Blackberry whisky
Replies: 2
Views: 7454

Blackberry whisky

I'm fairly new to creating my own fruit drinks, but I have been very pleased with my first bramble whisky attempt. I have loads of blackberries in my freezer, so I used 2 lbs of them. I put them into a glass sweet jar, added 1lb raw cane sugar and topped the jar with 2 bottles of cheap (Aldi's) whis...