Decluttering has it's benefits in so many ways, going through one of the kitchen cupboards the other day I found a jar of blackberries steeping in whisky.
I must have put the berries in the alcohol when I picked them last year, and looking back over blog posts I didn't post about it so I'm not sure of how long they have been steeping. But what I can say is WOW ... the taste of both the whiskey AND the fruit is divine!!
The berries were quickly strained through first the sieve and then through a clean sieve lined with muslin so no little bits would be in the finished drink.
The whiskey was bottled up into a nice jar and will be entered into the Llanrwst Show in a few weeks.
And the blackberries were added to a basic cake mix and tipped into two lined 1lb cake tins.
We were going to have a slice each of one of the cakes after lunch ....
... but we got a bit carried away ;-)
Sounds divine, not sure hubby would part with his whiskey but I'll give it a try!ReplyDelete
Oh wow, bet that cake tasted good. My son would love the blackberry whiskey xxReplyDelete
Oh my! The Blackberry whisky sounds amazing, it's sure to be a winner and I bet that cake was divine. XReplyDelete
You should have kept it for when you get a cold Sue . but then you are so generousReplyDelete
Love You MUM XXXX
Delicious on both counts I am sure and even better for being a surprise!ReplyDelete
Ohhh do you know we have a bottle of gosh-awful whiskey in the drinks cupboard. One of those dirt cheap paint stripper types. This could be just the idea I need to put it to good use!ReplyDelete
Blackberry whisky? Normally I think that scotch is vile, but blackberry flavoured. Might tempt me.ReplyDelete
That sounds very good indeed!ReplyDelete