Greengage gin

  • Drink
  • 250ml
  • 10 minutes
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This gorgeous golden greengage gin is a wonderful addition to any drinks trolley. Preserving the sweet plum's honey-like flavour in gin is the perfect way of making the most of the short season, and it makes a lovely homemade gift. If you fancy something a little more perfumed, try adding half a teaspoon of cloves or some orange rind.

First published in 2019





Wash the greengages, slice them in half and remove the stones
Place the greengages in a clean jar along with the sugar and gin, then close the lid and give it a good shake
Leave to infuse for about a week. The gin will take on an auburn colour and a wonderful, almost molasses-like plum flavour
Strain the gin through a muslin cloth and transfer the gin to a clean bottle
Enjoy chilled and drink within 1 year. Once opened, store in the fridge
First published in 2019

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