Fancy a tipple with a difference? Then check out my homemade rosemary wine. It’s light and spicey and oh so refreshing too.
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.
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. Then just let Mother Nature use a bit of time to get those flavours mixing and creating their magic.
Ingredients for rosemary wine
- rose wine
- sprigs of rosemary
- some juniper berries
- star anise.
How to make your Rosemary Wine
Throw in a jar to make it in and some nice bottles to decant the finished article and that’s it really.
The perfect boozy gift!
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 sterilised bottles to decant your finished 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.
How to serve rosemary wine
Serve this lovely liqueur at room temperature in small glasses.
You can serve it over ice as it is or add some soda water for a longer drink and top with a sprig of rosemary or piece of orange peel
This simple recipe for Rosemary Wine is one of 50 featured in my Ebook Naughty and Nice Edible Gifts For Christmas.
Looking for more homemade hooch ideas? Then check out these super easy recipes before you go;
Scotch Mist liqueur (copycat Drambuie)
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- 750 ml/1 1/4 pints rose wine
- 80 ml/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