Today i fancied making some Christmas tipples, inspired after watching super scrimpers i choose two of the drinks to make to find out how they tasted and how cheap they could actually be.
Only four ingredients make this great !
Blackberrys 2 packs for £3
Vodka £5.49 for the bottle but i only used 1/2 a bottle so lets say £2.75
8oz caster sugar 50p
£6.27 for 70 cl of Blackberry liqueur
First i microwaved the blackberry's for 3 mins which broke down the blackberry's and made them start bleeding their juices. I then added the sugar and gave them a good mash up and returned to the microwave for 4 mins till it got to boiling point.
I couldn't wait and had to taste it and the first immediate taste was that it did need to sit for a bit as i could taste the sugar, but the base flavours were deep and rich and wintery im looking forward to it doing its thing and re trying it a bit later on.
If this is nice i might make this in the Autumn and let it sit until Christmas and see what the taste difference will be from a few months of stooping. But 70cl of Blackberry Liqueur for £6.27 is not to bad and i could shave an extra £3 off that price from picking my own blackberries next year.
After a two weeks I tried this drink and it was very sweet and I have now tried it 5 weeks later and it is still sweet so next time I am thinking of cutting down on the sugar as clearly not all has turned to alcohol.