How gloriously delicious does THAT look????!! Okay, I have placed it strategically in front of a light, to let you drown in its Christmassy rubiness!! But I swear it is as seductively enticing in real life!!
So…….take a cheap bottle of gin…chuck it into a kilner jar with a generous handful of blackberries, a cinnamon stick, and half a pound of sugar!
Stick it in a dark cupboard for 4 weeks, shaking daily, for the first week, until the sugar dissolves.
Strain through coffee filters into a sterile bottle, don’t squeeze the fruit, will make it cloudy.
It is utterly delicious, either as a liqueur, or mixed with tonic.
Best drank with the most AMAZING sausage rolls EVER!!
500g of good quality sausage meat
500g of pork mince
1 large potato, finely cubed, and boiled till just soft
1 onion, very finely chopped
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp Brown Sauce
Good glug of soy sauce
Good glug of Worcester sauce
Mix all the ingredients together. Lay cling film on work surface, place on mixture, form and wrap into sausage shape.
Freeze for 24 hours.
Roll out puff pastry to the width of a pound coin, allowing for ovelap when covering.
Place frozen sausage mix in centre.
Paint edges, and surface of sausage meat, with beaten egg
Roll, tuck, and crimp, eggwash, and cook in oven 220°, for 20 minutes.
Cool slightly, then slice, and consume eagerly!! Delicious!!