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How do you make Plum Gin? | English Plum Gin | National Dish of England

How do you make Plum Gin? National Dish of England
You can use any variety if Plum, I’m using Mirrabella and Victoria

The time of year is late August and my two Plum tree varieties – Mirebelle and Victoria are ready to harvest.

I could make Jam but that means eating bread and that ain’t gonna happen. So I’m making Gin!

How do you make Plum Gin? This recipe will have it ready for Christmas.

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How do you make Plum Gin? | English Plum Gin | National Dish of England
This isn't really a recipe, it's a process - a little bit of work up front, especially around sterilising your Kilner Jar, give it a shake for a week and then leave it the hell alone for 3 months - simples...
Course Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine British, English
Keyword Gin, Homemade, Plums
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0
Passive Time 3 months
Servings
litre
Ingredients
Course Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine British, English
Keyword Gin, Homemade, Plums
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0
Passive Time 3 months
Servings
litre
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Sterilise your Kilner Jar, wash your plums and measure out your ingredients.
  2. Get a clean fork and stab your plums all over, this will release all the juices into the Gin. Any plums that look a little ropey throw away, we want to avoid excess nasty bacteria.
  3. Now add all the ingredients to the jar and give it a shake and seal - place in a cool, dry and dark cupboard.
  4. For the next week, shake on a daily basis to dissolve the sugar and then leave alone for at least 3 months. Should be perfect for Christmas. If you want to make more, just double all the ingredients.
    The Plum Gin takes on the plum colour after only a few days
  5. After three months and you were good at sterilising you'll have some kick ass plum gin. Just look how much the colour changes and I promise you, this goes in to the flavour.
    Look at the colour change of Plum Gin after three months
  6. You'll need to filter the sediment out, I used a jar with a tap and ran it through clean muslin into a pan.
    When the Plum Gin is ready you need to strain it to remove the sediment
  7. More sterilising, hopefully you had the sense to keep some old gin bottles, or any bottle, in anticipation of this day - make sure they are ultra clean. Fill em up and cap it off. You might want to sellotape the lids, as if they were bought from a shop - further fermentation could force the them off.
    Rinse out some bottles to keep your plum gin safe
  8. My homemade Plum Gin made great Christmas gifts - not all of it though...
  9. Thank you England
Recipe Notes
I'm sorry, I know this looks like an old man having a wee - although, he's got issues if it's that colour, tastes good though. But, I filmed it so I might as well post it. If videos of gin filtering into a pan gets you going, sit back, grab some Kleenex and enjoy...


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