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A Christmas Feast at River Cottage

Some Homemade Boozy Gifts

Tim and John’s Secret Santa Foraged Gifts

Tim and John create a trio of wild vodka brews, perfect as a gift at Christmas.

Fennel Vodka

• Add fennel seeds to vodka and leave to infuse for about half an hour with the bowl covered to prevent evaporation.
• Strain into bottles, with a sprig of fennel at the top before bottle is sealed.

Rosehip Vodka

• Start by making a rosehip syrup by mashing some rosehips in water and simmering for about half an hour.
• Drain the mixture into another saucepan through a muslin rag and reduce to half its volume.
• Add a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar and stir.
• Funnel the syrup into clear bottles then add vodka.

Alexander Vodka

• Alexanders are a plant found near the sea.
• Collect and roughly chop a few small bunches.
• Blitz in a food processor to emit the juices.
• Strain through a muslin rag.
• Funnel the liquid into a clear bottle and add vodka.

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