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Christmas pudding vodka

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Make this Christmas pudding vodka after dinner drink from good quality vodka, so that the flavours will be mellow and warming and not too harsh.

Key Information

  • Prep:
    Bake:

    Total time:

  • Calories:
    Fat:
  • Litres:1.5
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 1tsp 1tsp Mace
  • 2 2 Cinnamon stick(s)
  • 300g 10⅝ oz Currants
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Mixed peel
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 1 Orange zest
  • 1 1 Lemon zest
  • 750g 26½ oz Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
  • 2tsp 2tsp Mixed spice
  • 1l ⅜ gal Vodka

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Warm the spices in a dry pan over a low heat for 10 minutes – keep them moving so that they do not catch

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1tsp 1tsp Mace
    • 2 2 Cinnamon stick(s)
    • 2tsp 2tsp Mixed spice
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Combine all of the remaining ingredients except for the vodka in a large bowl. Mix well and add the warmed spices.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 300g 10⅝ oz Currants
    • 200g 7⅛ oz Mixed peel
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Orange juice freshly squeezed
    • 2tbsp 2tbsp Lemon juice freshly squeezed
    • 1 1 Orange zest
    • 1 1 Lemon zest
    • 750g 26½ oz Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Pour over the vodka. Stir until all is well combined. Cover and refrigerate for 3 – 4 days, stirring daily.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1l ⅜ gal Vodka
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    When ready to bottle the vodka, line a sieve with muslin or a clean j –cloth. Set this over a clean bowl and pour in the vodka and fruits. Reserve the soaked fruits for other uses (such as boozy mince pies).

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Decant into clean bottles and seal. Store for up to one year. Can be served from the freezer or at room temperature. To give as a frozen gift – freeze for at least 24 hours, and then label and decorate. Use a bottle gift bag to present.