Homemade Damson Gin Recipe

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1.2 litres


10 min


  • 500g (1lb 2oz) damsons
  • 125g (4½oz) caster sugar
  • 1 litre (1¾pt) gin


  • Instead of having to go through the necessary but tedious process of pricking the damsons with a darning needle, use thawed frozen fruit instead.

  • Take 2 large sterilised Kilner jars and layer up the damsons and sugar between them, then pour over the gin.

  • Give it all a good shake and leave in a cool, dark place for 2-3 months.

  • Strain and bottle into sterilised bottles.

Top Tip for making Homemade Damson Gin

For the first week, shake the damson gin daily, after that, shake once a week. It will last for up to a year.

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