So with the latest sewing project finished and still gathering stuff for the next major sewing project. (thats not including the rapier armor and second sideless surrcoat).
I wanted something to do for now until I get back to sewing.
With so many of my shire members into brewing/vinting I decided to try my hand at it as well but until I get all the equipment gathered I decided to start working on more cordials.
Last year I made a blueberry that everyone loved (as a matter of fact it was drank before it was even aged). But what to do for fall?
I start thinking about activities in fall and some of the flavors associated with the season. I then did research online and talked to some of my friends that have been making cordials for a while for advice.
After talking to our majesties chamberlain I had told him I wanted to make a pumpkin one. He said he would look for me and sent me a link regarding pumpkin cordials.
I looked over the recipes and thought about how I wanted to do mine.
Not having the money to make it exactly as the recipe was I decided to just go ahead and try my own version and see how it comes out.
So after buying ingredients I came home and washed out the jar before getting started.
Here is the process I have done in case there are others out there that would like to try this. So here we go....
I took the pumpkin and cut it in half and removed the pulp and seeds. I then pierced the flesh with a fork to help cook it quicker.
I sprinkled a fair amount of pumpkin pie spice onto the halves and then microwaved each half for about 20 minutes each or until a fork peeled the flesh away from the skin easily.
I added the flesh only making sure not to get skin in it, to the jar and added a cup of white sugar to the jar and then added about 5 teaspoons of more sugar (I like my stuff sweet) I then also sprinkled some more pie spice to the jar to give more flavor.
I added a bottle of Smirrnoff vodka to the jar to the top of the lid and then sealed it with seran wrap and the lid.
I have been shaking the jar once daily for a week now and then next week I will decrease to one shake a week for the next month before straining and bottling...
When it gets to that point I will update this blog with the next steps in the process...