Monday, December 3, 2018

Mulberry vodka recipe

Mulberry vodka was mentioned. We have a mulberry tree. It felt like something worth investigating. The recipes I found appear to be very simple - always a plus.
Find a jar, 1/4 fill it with sugar.
Add in mulberries until it is 3/4 full and then top it up with vodka.
Leave to sit for 12 months, then remove the fruit and enjoy as a fruit liqueur.
I like experimenting with fruit alcoholic drinks, the plum brandy was delicious, plus this recipe sounded easy. It was just a matter of waiting until mulberry season.
Unfortunately mulberries ripen in the busy late November, early December period and they do it by falling on the ground.
I managed to collect some ripe mulberries, that I decided was enough for two jars one Saturday afternoon. But there was no vodka in the cupboard.
Adding the sugar and mulberries, the jars sat in the fridge awaiting a shopping trip.

Once the necessary vodka was purchased the jars were moved to the bottom of the pantry to do the infusing thing.
One week after the addition of the vodka and the colour of the mulberries is shifting to the vodka from the fruit. The sugar is still dissolving so I will continue to give them a regular shake.

One year sounds like a long wait. I think testing will begin in about six months to check for flavour development.

5 Favourite Sights Seen

  • 1996 Watching tropical lightning turn night to day, outside a little wooden church in a small village in Sabah.
  • 2004 Flying down the Rainbow Valley at 8000ft in a cessna on a clear blue day.
  • 2003 Seeing and hearing Michael Schmacher rolling out of the pit garage in his Ferrari in Hungary.
  • 2009 Chancing upon 100 or more dolphins just off the Kaikoura Coast swimming around, jumping out of the water, doing somersaults and generally having fun.
  • 2006 Finding a pool at the bottom of a waterfall in the bush at Kaikoura that was full of playing baby seals.