Prepare for the winter ahead by making the most of the autumn harvest. Hawthorn berries are at their best from September through to October, so now is the time to pick them.
- Sharp scissors
- Jars with lever seals 500ml or 1ltr (17 or 34fl oz), e.g. Kilner or Weck (it’s crucial that the jars are airtight when closed)
- Muslin, 1m (3ft) squared
- Hawthorn berries, enough to fill your jar(s)
- Gin, enough to fill your jar(s)
- White or golden granulated or caster sugar, about 400g (14oz) for a 1ltr (34fl oz) jar and 200g (9oz) for a 500ml (17fl oz) jar 400g (14oz)