Tim’s Dad Andrew, a retired vet and deer farmer (he began our journey with Mandagery Creek Venison some 30 years ago) isn’t usually one to be found in the kitchen but at this time of year he does get his apron and makes a few batches of this raspberry vinegar cordial.
With memories of his grandmother Annie making the same for him as a boy, he has been experimenting with recipes that mirror hers and has finally cracked it. Thank you so much Andrew for letting us share it here!
If you are lucky enough to have raspberries growing at home, do try this recipe, it's a lovely and different way to preserve them. They are also a pretty good price right now at the shops so the rest of us can still have a go too! Thank you Andrew for sharing this ‘family’ recipe! Can we add some vodka on Christmas day!??
Raspberry Vinegar Cordial
2kg white sugar
2 litres white vinegar (the best you can get - half white vinegar and half verjus would also be nice)
Wash the raspberries then drain and place in a large bowl. Add the vinegar and beat together until the mixture becomes a rough slush. Cover with a tea towel and set aside for a day or two (not in the fridge).