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Christmas pudding vodka in a large jar

Christmas pudding vodka

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • plus infusing
  • Easy
  • Makes just over 1 litre

Get set for Christmas with a tipple to toast the season. It features all the festive flavours – oranges, lemons, cinnamon, dried fruit, amaretto and brandy

  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal62
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs3g
sugars3g
fibre0g
protein0g
salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 300g currants
  • 100g sultanas
  • 50g prunes
  • 50g glacé cherries
  • 1 orange and 1 lemon, zest pared
  • 150g dark brown sugar
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla pod, split down the centre
  • 1 litre vodka
  • 25ml brandy
  • 25ml amaretto

Method

  • STEP 1

    Sterilise a 1.5-litre preserving jar. Tip the dried fruit, citrus zests, sugar, spices and vanilla pod into the jar.

  • STEP 2

    Pour half the vodka into the jar. Seal the lid, then turn the jar upside-down and give it a good shake to evenly distribute the sugar. Remove the lid and add the remaining vodka, the brandy and amaretto.

  • STEP 3

    Re-seal the jar and store in a cool, dark place, turning or shaking it once a day for the first week. After two to three weeks, strain the vodka through a sieve lined with coffee filter papers or a clean kitchen cloth. Use the soaked fruit in festive bakes such as a fruit cake, pudding or mincemeat.

  • STEP 4

    Decant the strained vodka into sterilised bottles and label. The vodka will keep well for about two years, but the flavour will be best in the first six months.

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