Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Hairy Bikers Christmas Pudding Vodka Recipe.

This was loved so much a couple of years ago that it wouldn't be Christmas without a glass after dinner!.


·                                 300g/10½oz mixed dried fruit (sultanas, currants, raisins)
·                                 75g/3oz caster sugar
·                                 2 cinnamon sticks
·                                 2 tsp ground mixed spice
·                                 6 cloves
·                                 ½ whole nutmeg, finely grated
·                                 1 orange, zest only, finely grated
·                                 1 unwaxed lemon, zest only, finely grated

Preparation method

  1. Mix the dried fruit with the sugar, cinnamon sticks, mixed spice, cloves, grated nutmeg and citrus zest in a largish sealable jar ( you can just pop it all into a large bowl and cover with cling film ! ).
  2. Pour over the vodka.
  3. Place in the fridge and leave for 3 days, stirring once each day.
  4. Line a sieve with a double layer of fine muslin and place over a large, clean jug.
  5. Pour the dried fruit and vodka mixture into the sieve and allow to drip through into the jug.
  6. Pour into a sterilized bottle.

It all looks pretty murkey at first but - although it doesn't clear - it does look far more appetising by the time you get to drink it.

I'll post a photo when the straining and bottling takes place.


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