It’s nice to have a cupboard full of foraged wares. Currently I am housing sloe port made with sloes that were steeping in gin for two years, a nine month damson gin and I am now using the gin soaked damsons to kick off a batch of damson port. I’ve been busy. As nice as it is to sip the damson gin like a thin fruity syrup it’s also nice to be able to jazz it up sometimes.
After nine months of steeping the damson gin has come out a glorious, deep, rich red colour and it is asking to be made into a long drink. This is my perfect summer evening tipple. If I don’t have lemonade in the house it is just as good with a bit of tonic. It doesn’t look fancy, it’s not got any frills but when it tastes this good and fresh it doesn’t need any.
You will need (per glass)
50ml Damson Gin
Squeeze fresh lime juice
This is as simple as mixing up some fruit squash; this one is only for adults mind! Put the damson gin into a glass and pour in the lemonade. Squeeze in a little lime juice, give it a taste and add more lime if you prefer it sour. I think this would be lovely with a bit of fresh mint too.