Sugar, spice and all things nice


Everyone likes a tipple at Christmas and making your own flavoured spirits is a lovely present whether that’s to treat yourself or as a gift for others.

In theory you can flavour any spirit, but some work far better than others. Vodka is a great starting point because it doesn’t taste of much and works so well with fruit flavours. Gin is known for its paring with botanicals so also lends itself for all number of flavourings, but I’ve also used rum, brandy and whisky successfully for certain flavours.