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Blueberry Gin

Here is that drink recipe I mentioned in the last post, as I said before I don’t usually experiment with drinks around Christmas. It is usually just wine and champagne served, but I thought I would play around and have some fun this year. I actually got the idea from a friend, when we lived in Spain.

They had a party one night and they must have had 20-30 different flavoured bottles of vodka, everything from fruity ones to chili, even jalapeno. All of them they had made themselves by adding the flavoured ingredient, I thought it was so novel and it was interesting tasting all the different flavours, well maybe I didn’t try them all, I would have been on the floor if I had.

Any way this is a recipe for blueberry flavoured gin, I have not made this before so I can not vouch for how good it will turn out. I am just trying it for something different this year.

Blueberry Gin

1 Punnet blueberries (250g-300g)
6 Tablespoons sugar
1 Bottle of gin


1. In a large bottle pour gin, add blueberries and sugar, shake well and refrigerate for 2 weeks or up to 2 months. Shake the bottle from time to time, you will see a marvellous rich colour developing as the days go by.

To serve: Place a shot of gin in a blender with crushed ice, blend, pour into chilled glasses and top with tonic and garnish with a sprig of mint. Alternatively, serve alone in a small chilled glass with ice cube.

I will post a photo once my gin is done as I said I only put it in the fridge a few days ago so I will have to be patient until it is done.

Recipezaar member review

5 Stars

” This is super easy and it makes a FABULOUS gin and tonic. YUM!!! “

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Christmas Life

We are getting closer to Christmas so I thought I would start adding some drink ideas to my blog. I will start today with some very simple, yet delicious fruity champagne cocktails, the great thing is you can really experiment with just about any fruit, also you can mix several together. I just made mine with strawberries and raspberries, I have listed the recipe below for strawberries but it is exactly the same for raspberries. Have fun and enjoy, if you come up with a yummy combo let me know.


Strawberry Puree

1Kg Fresh strawberries, chopped
250g Caster sugar

Per Each Glass

15ml Grand Marnier
8ml Grenadine
30ml Strawberry puree
Champagne (to top up)

1. Blend strawberries (or whatever fruit you are using.) with sugar in a blender or food processor. Makes about 1 litre. This puree will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

2. Mix Grand Marnier, Grenadine and strawberry puree together and pour into the bottom of a champagne flute.

3. Fill the glass slowly with champagne.

4. Stir and serve with a strawberry on the rim.

All photo’s taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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