Crab apples are available in large quantities from late Summer. This drink is perfect for warming yourself, sat by the fire during the long, cold winter months.
- 350g apples (any sort will do, but crab apples are best)
- 175g granulated Sugar
- 700ml vodka
- 5 star anise
- 4 cinnamon sticks
- 12 cloves
Wash your apples and pick out any leaves or twigs. Slice them into quarters.
Put the apples and spices into a kilner jar or demijohn and cover with the sugar. Pour over the vodka and put the lid on.
Shake the jar to mix in the sugar. Shake once a day, for a few days, until the sugar remains dissolved.
After 1 month decant into bottles through a funnel lined with a muslin cloth.
Can be drunk immediately.