Gooseberry drink

Gooseberry Drink 500g     Slightly knackered gooseberries 15g        Green tea, steeped for half an hour in 200g tepid water 75g       Ginger/Turmeric root ‘bug’ (live starter)              A branch of Douglas Fir tree, dried 10g       Powdered sugar 60g      Organic cane sugar 1g         Wine yeast SN19 10g       Pine shoot infused honey Cook the gooseberries, the powdered sugar, the pine shoot honey and the douglas fir in a vacuum sealed bag at 41°C (105.8°F) for four hours, squeezing the fruit inside the bag after two hours. Leave to infuse for twelve hours. Crush the fruit over a sieve and collect the gooey gooseberry concentrate. Simmer the skins, seeds, and fir needles in 250g water for half an hour. Cool and strain.  In a clean bowl, whisk together the gooseberry goo and stock, the cane sugar, the ginger and turmeric bug, the wine yeast and the cold-brewed tea. Add to a clean glass bottle. Add a cap of double layered cheesecloth held on with rubber bands. Stick on a shelf, and wait for a while (time TBC)  

Gooseberry Drink

500g     Slightly knackered gooseberries
15g        Green tea, steeped for half an hour in 200g tepid water
75g       Ginger/Turmeric root ‘bug’ (live starter)
             A branch of Douglas Fir tree, dried
10g       Powdered sugar
60g      Organic cane sugar
1g         Wine yeast SN19
10g       Pine shoot infused honey

Cook the gooseberries, the powdered sugar, the pine shoot honey and the douglas fir in a vacuum sealed bag at 41°C (105.8°F) for four hours, squeezing the fruit inside the bag after two hours. Leave to infuse for twelve hours. Crush the fruit over a sieve and collect the gooey gooseberry concentrate. Simmer the skins, seeds, and fir needles in 250g water for half an hour. Cool and strain. 

In a clean bowl, whisk together the gooseberry goo and stock, the cane sugar, the ginger and turmeric bug, the wine yeast and the cold-brewed tea. Add to a clean glass bottle. Add a cap of double layered cheesecloth held on with rubber bands.

Stick on a shelf, and wait for a while (time TBC)