Combine the fruits of the hedgerow with vodka and sugar to create a delicious drink to warm the cold winter days.
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450gof mixed blackberriessloes, rosehips and hawthorn berries (I used approximately 150 g blackberries, 200 g sloes and about 50 g each of rosehips and haws)
Place the fruit and berries into a large jar with a lid which is watertight.
Add the sugar and the vodka.
Close the jar seal tightly and shake well.
Store in a cool, dark cupboard and shake every other day for a week, then shake once a week for at least two months. Keep for up to a year for an even better drink, if you have the patience!
Strain the vodka through muslin or a coffee filter into sterilised bottles.
Sloes are usually best after the first frost, so pop them in the freezer overnight before making the Hedgerow Vodka. I used frozen blackberries and sloes.The seed of rosehips is an irritant, so make sure they stay whole or split them and remove the seeds before placing in the jar.