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Raspberry and Mint Gin

Fruit Spirits are super easy, super yummy and make great presents - this Raspberry and Mint Gin is by far the most popular one I make, it really is delicious!

You will need...

500g Raspberries
Caster sugar
Fresh Mint
Gin
Glass Jar or bottle big enough to hold the ingredients, that seals well enough that you can get away with giving it a shake without it all leaking out!

Fruit Spirits are super easy, super yummy and make great presents - this Raspberry and Mint Gin is by far the most popular one I make, it really is delicious!

 Add the caster sugar to the raspberries – I used about 100g (you can leave out if you prefer a less sweet drink, or alternatively add sugar syrup to taste once the spirit has matured)

Fruit Spirits are super easy, super yummy and make great presents - this Raspberry and Mint Gin is by far the most popular one I make, it really is delicious!

 Throw in a couple of handfuls of fresh mint - I think the one I use is a spearmint one.

Fruit Spirits are super easy, super yummy and make great presents - this Raspberry and Mint Gin is by far the most popular one I make, it really is delicious!

 Top up with the Gin (I use supermarket own brand London Gin). I don’t usually bother sterilising my Jars for fruit alcohols as I believe the spirits have a high enough alcohol content to kill any bacteria, so I just go for ‘dishwasher clean’.

Fruit Spirits are super easy, super yummy and make great presents - this Raspberry and Mint Gin is by far the most popular one I make, it really is delicious!

Give the Jar a good shake and store in a cool dark place. Give the Jar a shake each day for the first week. Leave to mature for at least a month – you will notice that the colour leeches out of the fruit into the spirit as time goes on.

Fruit Spirits are super easy, super yummy and make great presents - this Raspberry and Mint Gin is by far the most popular one I make, it really is delicious!

 When you think it is ready (I usually leave mine for between 1-3 months) strain the fruit through butter muslin and bottle. This photo shows me doing this with Blackberries I picked back in September that have been steeping in Vodka.

Fruit Spirits are super easy, super yummy and make great presents - this Raspberry and Mint Gin is by far the most popular one I make, it really is delicious!

Finally serve anyway you fancy…..

These fruit spirits should keep for a number of years stored in a cool dark place, and apparently will develop a more complex flavour the longer you keep them. (I say apparently because we have never managed to keep ours from one year to the next). Each years batch will have its own taste depending on what sort of year we’ve had – long hot summers allow the fruit to develop more sugars within it.

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Fruit Spirits are super easy, super yummy and make great presents - this Raspberry and Mint Infused Gin is by far the most popular one I make, it really is delicious!

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41 Comments

  • Reply Ali

    Hi
    I’m just wondering if the sugar is necessary? My partner has quit sugar but loved gin.
    Thanks

    December 11, 2017 at 9:59 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Hi, Ali, It’d be fine to leave the sugar out – hope you and your partner enjoy it 🙂

      December 11, 2017 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Whitney

    Hi, looks delish and refreshing. Wondering if you recommend fresh fruit vs. frozen? Thank you

    August 25, 2017 at 7:40 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      I’ve always used fresh for this recipe Whitney but there is no reason why you couldn’t use frozen. When I pick wild fruits such as blackberries and sloes I always freeze them until I have enough then stick them straight into the spirit frozen 🙂

      August 25, 2017 at 9:00 pm
  • Reply Sheila

    what do you do with the fruit once you have strained it! Seems a shame just to chuck it!

    August 23, 2017 at 8:35 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      You could definitely use it in something like a pie Sheila. The colour really does blanch from the raspberries leaving them a fairly unappetizing colour so they would be better disguised in something rather than the star of the show!

      August 23, 2017 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Hi there! How much gin did you use? A bottle?

    May 10, 2017 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Marc

    So excited to try this, looks great!!! Would you serve as is or add tonic/soda water?

    March 31, 2017 at 9:53 am
  • Reply Mary Daly

    How long does it last thx

    March 11, 2017 at 1:37 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      The first time I made it in early summer and still had some in perfect condition to gift at Christmas so I would say at least 6-9 months, eventually it will discolour though, so I would guess 12 months max – thanks for the question Mary 🙂

      March 13, 2017 at 1:59 pm
      • Reply Mary

        Thanks

        March 19, 2017 at 11:51 pm
    • Reply Mary

      Thx great tips on colour thanks

      March 13, 2017 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Sally-Jane

    I’m currently making 2 litres of Rhubarb Vodka, using the same basic recipe. Thinking that I may have to go and buy more Kilner jars and make double. Hoping it turns out to be fabulous, as buying it ready made was proving expensive!

    February 21, 2017 at 7:22 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Oh let me know how it turns out Sally-Jane, I tried it last year but left the rhubarb in too long and it didn’t turn out well!

      February 23, 2017 at 12:16 pm
      • Reply Sally-Jane

        How long did you leave the rhubarb in for? I’ve been told a couple of months.

        February 23, 2017 at 5:18 pm
        • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

          2 or 3 months I think (I kind of forgot about it)- it went a beautiful pink colour at first but changed to a more yukky colour by the end. I also put some botanicals in (cardamon and basil) in a fit of creativity which might have caused the dodgy result. I’m sure yours will be great 🙂

          February 23, 2017 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    One to three months. I don’t think I can wait that long it sounds way to delicious 😉
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    September 28, 2016 at 5:28 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      It’s yummy Michelle, definitely worth making! You must have lots of fab fruits in South Africa that we don’t have here which would be fun to try too x

      September 30, 2016 at 10:09 am
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    September 25, 2016 at 3:07 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thank you for featuring our recipe in your round-up – I hope you enjoy it when you make it x

      September 30, 2016 at 9:57 am
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    April 25, 2016 at 6:06 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      So excited to be featured on Pass the Sauce! Not least as it is hosted by two of the funniest bloggers out there. Thanks for having us guys xxx

      April 25, 2016 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Agent Spitback

    Ooohhh…this looks absolutely gorgeous! It so pretty and must taste yum as well. Thanks for sharing with #PasstheSauce
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    April 21, 2016 at 2:16 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      It is yummy, it’s also amazing (although slightly lethal) mixed with Prosecco x

      April 22, 2016 at 11:37 am
  • Reply Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

    This sounds delicious!! And actually pretty easy to make, just shown this to the Hubby and he’s pretty keen to give it a go too 🙂 #PasstheSauce x

    April 19, 2016 at 9:35 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      It’s dead easy to make Hannah, we make all sorts of different flavours throughout the year, although this is my favourite so far. Am experimenting with a rhubarb one atm 🙂

      April 22, 2016 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Claire

    Whoo this looks nice and refreshing, I have some Gin left from Christmas too 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays
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    January 26, 2016 at 7:29 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      It is a lovely drink, and a really pretty colour too. Putting some on now will mean it’ll be perfect for when spring arrives 🙂

      January 27, 2016 at 11:17 am
  • Reply Cheryl @ ReimerandRuby

    I don’t know if I can take gin as I have not tried it before… but this just looks so refreshing! #MyFavouritePost

    October 6, 2015 at 6:14 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Gin has a very distinctive taste – let me know what you think if you ever do decide to try it 🙂 Thanks for visiting us x

      October 6, 2015 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply Honest mum

    OOh so refreshing and delicious. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

    October 3, 2015 at 9:00 am
    • Reply Sarah

      It is a lovely refreshing drink 🙂 Thanks for having us on #TastyTuesdays

      October 3, 2015 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Alison

    Now this is a great idea to use some of those raspberries in my freezer. Looks lovely

    September 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      It is so yummy – everyone who tries it loves it 🙂 Thanks for popping by x

      September 30, 2015 at 8:53 am
  • Reply A Cornish Mum

    I have never actually tasted gin, I think I’m in the minority with that, but this looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

    August 20, 2015 at 6:31 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Feel bad encouraging you now lol, but it is yummy x

      August 20, 2015 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Sarah Morgan

    This looks delicious, totally up my street! If I wasn’t pregnant I would definitely be giving this a try. Do you think it would be the same without the gin….? I doubt it very much! Lovely post Xx

    August 15, 2015 at 7:45 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Sadly would have to say the gin is a key ingredient, but you could have it maturing ready. Wishing you all the best with your pregnancy xx

      August 15, 2015 at 8:40 pm

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