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Gooseberry Gin

Gooseberry gin – easy to make and incredibly aromatic. Make the most of the short gooseberry season.
Course Drinks
Cuisine English
Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 28 days
Total Time 28 days 10 minutes
Servings 1 bottle (750 ml/25 fl.oz)
Calories 50kcal
Author Adina


  • 200 g/ 7 oz red gooseberries Note 1
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar Note 2
  • 1 bottle of gin Note 3


  • Wash the gooseberries and dry them with a kitchen towel. Halve and place them in a large jar. Add the sugar and the gin. Stir gently.
  • Place in a dark cool place like a cupboard. Stir every day during the first week or until the sugar dissolves.
  • Let steep for at least 3-4 weeks, longer if desired. Strain through a fine cloth and pour it into a bottle.



  1. I am not giving you the amount in cups as gooseberries can vary very much in size, some are really small, some are huge.
  2. If using green gooseberry, you will need to add more sugar, as they are tarter.
  3. A basic sort of gin, nothing expensive.


Serving: 30ml | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sugar: 1g