Sunday, August 14, 2016
Boozy Preserves - the Rumtopf
The box of nectarines are ripe - a little more ripe than I had anticipated, so immediate creativity was required. The Sunshine in a Jar experiment seemed to have been successful (no I haven't cracked open a jar yet!), so I thought I would try something similar - yet completely different - with the nectarines.
As usual, the Brew Master mixed things up a whole lot and went with the nectarines, slices of lemon and lime, loads of sliced fresh ginger, fresh honey and fresh mint from the garden.
It smelled divine!!
As I was stirring things up and adding the rum, I found some almost forgotten strawberries in the fridge and at the last moment tossed in a generous pinch of dried lavender.
I covered it with saran and put the lid on. Now it will sit in the back pantry for a few months (yeah right - a few weeks until it 'needs' to be tested) and this will be a great Christmas addition to our celebrations.