Damson vodka recipe
1lb/454gm of washed damsons
6 ozs/168gm of white granulated sugar
75cl bottle of cheaper vodka
Sterilised 1 litre (at least) Kilner jar or similar
Wash the damsons well and discard any bad fruit. Cut a slit in each piece of fruit and place them in the jar.
Add the sugar and top up with vodka to the rim.
Shake every day until the sugar is dissolved and then store in a cool, dark place until you can resist it no longer. Try to leave for at least three months, longer if you can.
I confess that of all the fruit vodkas I've made, I am particularly fond of gooseberry and elderflower, rhubarb and ginger, and the liquid bliss that is mulberry and almond. But damson vodka is nectar, I tells 'ee ... nectar!