Christmas Pudding Vodka

Christmas Pudding Vodka

Christmas pudding Vodka is the perfect tipple when slaving over decorating the Christmas cake.

Best served chilled either from the fridge or preferably kept in the freezer.

Prep

  • 3 days steeping
  • 15 minutes straining

Equipment

  • 1 large bowl
  • Clingfilm
  • Muslin cloth or jelly/jam straining bag
  • 1-2 bottles

Ingredients

  • 300g mixed dried fruit (sultanas, raisins, currants)
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsps ground mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 6 Cloves
  • 75g light brown Sugar
  • Orange zest finely grated
  • Lemon zest finely grated
  • 1 litre Vodka

Method

  1. Place the fruit, cinnamon sticks, mixed spice, nutmeg, cloves, sugar and zests in a large bowl
  2. Pour over the Vodka
  3. Stir well ensuring all on the fruit is soaking in Vodka
  4. Place cling film over the bowl
  5. Stir each day for 3 days
  6. Sterilise the bottles; wash in warm soapy water, rinse and place in a warm oven to dry
  7. Secure the muslin cloth over a bowl and gently pour the mixture
  8. Place the fruit into another bowl in preparation to make mincemeat (recipe to follow)
  9. Pour the Vodka into your prepare bottles

This can be consumed straight after straining, but I recommend leaving for at least 1 week to allow the flavours to mature in the Vodka.

Thank you to the Hairy Bikers for inspiring this recipe and my husband for all of his quality control testing.

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