9th September 2020 by Schoffel Country
Keep an eye out for these fruits around August/September time. Although tart when eaten raw, when cooked they develop a lovely sweet and fruity flavour.
Did somebody say damson gin?
A new colour of our men’s knitwear collection this season is the delightful damson. This rich and warming colour looks amazing in the countryside, picking up the colours of heather, and autumnal leaves, and pairing perfectly with jeans or tweeds.
Merino/Cashmere 1/4 Zip Jumper
Reversible Merino/Cashmere Gilet
Burnham Tattersall Classic Shirt
Damson Gin Recipe
Damson Gin is a great alternative to a more traditional sloe gin. It has the same rich, fruity and deep flavours and damsons are best picked in September, when they are at their peak. The gin will take on the flavours of the damsons after three months, but the longer you leave it the better the flavour and colour will develop. We recommend making it ready for the following season. Something to look forward to!
300g damsons, ripe and washed
1. Wash the ripe damsons and gently prick each one with a fork
2. Place the damsons into a clean 1l jar along with the sugar and gin. Close the lid and give it a good shake.
3. Store in a cool dark place for three months. After 3 months, strain the damsons and taste If you would like it a little sweeter, at this stage you can add more sugar.
4. Transfer to a bottle. The damson gin is now ready to drink. But for optimum flavour, we would leave for 6-12 months so the flavour develops.