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
- 200ml Lemonade
- 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.