Delicious Damson Gin

This Damson Gin recipe is the perfect drink to warm you up on those colder days. A perfect accompaniment to a hearty roast or maybe whilst chilling next to the fire.

This Gin recipe is intended for those dedicated gin lovers and are happy to prepare this a couple of months in advance to drinking. This recipe only takes 10 minutes to prepare; then just leave for around 2 months to turn itself into a delicious and rich tipple.

Chef's Tip: once the damson gin has been decanted, reserve the fruit, top up with sherry and leave to macerate for a couple of months and drink

Prep time: 10 minutes


  • 900g damsons (damaged ones removed)
  • 700g sugar
  • 1500ml gin (two bottles)


    • Large sealable jars with lids
    • Fine muslin or sieve.


      1. Wash, then freeze the damsons in a bag. Defrost, then bash a little in the bag so they split.
      2. Put them into a sterilised jar or container with a sealable lid, layering with the sugar as you go.
      3. Fill with fruit and sugar until about halfway up the jar.
      4. Top up with gin to the brim of the jar.
      5. Shake every other day for two months so all the sugar gets properly dissolved.
      6. Strain through fine muslin or sieve and decant into bottles of your choice.
      7. Drink!


      Looking for more moreish drink recipes? Try our Irish Cream Liqueur recipe!

      Or for more recipes to elevate your roast? Try our Maple Roast Carrots & Parsnips recipe, or our Classic Roast Chicken recipe

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