For some of my friends this year I'm making Christmas pudding flavoured vodka.
I've bought a couple of ornate glass bottles and plan to decorate these with ribbon and cinnamon sticks. I'll include photos of the end result.
To make it I've bought a 70cl bottle of vodka (whichever brand you like)
In a large bowl I added 300g of mixed dried fruit (sultanas, raisins, prunes etc) and added 75g caster sugar, zest of a lemon and an orange and then added the spices.
I then poured the vodka over the spiced fruit mixture and it is currently sitting in the fridge.
It'll sit for 3 days and I'll be stirring once each day.
I'll post my end results on Sunday when it's ready!
Okay so it's Monday and I finished the vodka off today!
I started by filtering the mixture through seive lined with a clean tea towel
This method filtered out the large ingredients but there was still residue from some of the powdered spices.
I then filtered the liquid again this time using paper towels instead of a tea towel
I then filtered one more time with the paper towels and poured into the glass bottle
Unfortunately I didn't make quite enough to fill it! I would've needed a litre of vodka in hindsight for this bottle. But I'll likely make another batch and get some more bottles so I can share it with other people.
It really does taste delicious!
We added some of the boozy left over fruit to top an apple crumble and that went down a treat too!