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Damson Gin

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Ingredients
  Damsons 1 Pound
  Sugar 3 Ounce
  Gin 1 Bottle (1 l)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Rinse the damson and pat dry, cut them in half.
2) Stone and pack the damson into 4 lb. preserving jar.

MAKING
3) Stir in the sugar, and the gin.
4) Secure with the lid tightly and set aside for 2 to 3 month, in a cool, dark place.
5) Shake the jar twice a week to mix well.
6) Pass the damson mixture through 2 or 3 layers of cheesecloth, or a layer of a thicker cloth and squeeze dry.
7) Stream the liquid into a smaller jar, seal tightly and leave in a cool, dark place.

FINALIZING
8) As the mixture clears syphon the liquid into 2 bottles, equally in each.
9) Stream in the bottles with water up to 3/4 inch from the cork.
10) Put the lid on and store for 1 month before drinking.

SERVING
11) Serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Beverage
Method: 
Fermented
Occasion: 
Thanksgiving
Drink: 
Alcohol
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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