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lord flynn

  • Joined Mar 2012
kilner bottles-what to put in them..
« on: September 24, 2013, 10:41:39 am »
I have 2 x 250ml kilner bottles. I was going to make rosehip syrup for xmas presents, but having made a huge batch of rosehip jelly at the weekend, I am bored of picking and chopping.

what else can I put in them that will last until the holidays? One is for a non-cook, so flavoured oil etc will be wasted.

TIA :)

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: kilner bottles-what to put in them..
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 10:48:37 am »
My brother in law was putting sloes in his at the weekend to make sloe gin ready for christmas
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

lord flynn

  • Joined Mar 2012
Re: kilner bottles-what to put in them..
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 10:58:31 am »
thankyou-no sloes round my way or damsons (should have put that in the OP, sorry!)

lord flynn

  • Joined Mar 2012
Re: kilner bottles-what to put in them..
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 12:03:30 pm »
think I have decided on tomato ketchup :)

HesterF

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Kent
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Re: kilner bottles-what to put in them..
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 10:09:07 am »
Any fruit? I'm doing raspberry vodka, raspberry brandy and fig brandy at the moment - as well as damson gin (and due to go sloe hunting - we had our own hedge flailed so none of our own this year). The principle should work for any soft fruit combined with sugar and strong spirits. Just take your pick!

Or, yes, any chutney, jam or pickle - just more hassle.

H

lord flynn

  • Joined Mar 2012
Re: kilner bottles-what to put in them..
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 02:37:58 pm »
I thought I was a bit late to make fruit vodka etc? all the recipes I saw said it was best put up for 3-6months. I could go ant get some blackberries saturday though..

LouiseG

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Appleby-in-Westmorland
Re: kilner bottles-what to put in them..
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 09:30:50 pm »
I make poached pears in red wine in kilner jars for presents.
So many ideas, not enough hours

Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Re: kilner bottles-what to put in them..
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 09:55:22 pm »

Blackberry vodka is lovely.  Or raspberry.  I gave some away as presents a few years ago and now I get requests for it!  If you shake it a bit more often the flavour imparts quicker!  the plum vodka I put in 3 weeks ago is ready to drink now.

FrostyM

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Wicklow, Ireland
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Re: kilner bottles-what to put in them..
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2013, 10:21:46 pm »
Last year I made Cranberry Vodka and brought it to our family get together and they have requested more for next year. It only took 3 or 4 weeks to make as far as I know. Has a nice christmassy feel to it as well thanks to the cranberries. I wouldn't think it is too late to make fruit vodkas. Although as mentioned I did shake/stir the fruit daily. I can dig out the recipe if you are interested

HesterF

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Kent
  • HesterF
Re: kilner bottles-what to put in them..
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2013, 01:08:18 am »
I guess the longer you leave it, the better the taste but you've still got nearly three months so I'm sure blackberry vodka will be delicious by Xmas.

H

Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Re: kilner bottles-what to put in them..
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2013, 07:19:26 am »
If you want it specifically for Christmas you could make Mince Pie vodka!  i made some last year - lovely to serve with christmas pudding,or even with mince pies!

 

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