Okay I’m going to do it, mention the C word – Christmas! From now on till the big day all the posts will be for things you can put into your Christmas hampers and this Rosemary Wine is the perfect gift for someone who likes their hooch!
This is a totally simple recipe and is just a case of throwing a few ingredients together and letting Mother Nature use a bit of time to get those flavours mixing and creating their magic.
All you will need for this delicious Rosemary Wine is rose wine, vodka, sprigs of rosemary some juniper berries and star anise. Throw in a jar to make it in and some nice bottles to decant the finished article and that’s it really.
This Rosemary Wine is beautifully spiced and warming. It will keep for up to 6 months but I very much doubt it will be left that long on the shelf!
Remember to use a sterilised jar and also sterilised bottles to decant your finished Rosemary Wine into. Check out my post on how to sterilise jars.
So this is your first Christmas hamper recipe and it will take 1 week to mature and be ready for bottling so I’m giving you plenty of time to get yourselves organised.
- 750ml/1¼ pints rose wine
- 80ml/3 fl oz vodka
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 1 tsp juniper berries
- 2 star anise
- Pour the wine into a sterilised jar and add all the other ingredients.
- Shake well.
- Set aside for 1 week in a cupboard.
- Strain through 2 layers of kitchen paper and decant into pretty sterilised bottles.
- This will keep for up to 6 months