Seeing berries on Hawthorn trees is a sign that autumn is well on the way. Depending on your location, berries are ready for picking from early October, throughout mid to late autumn. Hawthorn was used by our celtic ancestors in sachets and tonics for a healthy, happy heart, and is wonderful evening liqueur to enjoy by the fireside during cold winter months. It also makes a delicious seasonal syrup for puddings and ice cream. If you have any berries left over, hawthorn berries provide a natural, colourful addition to festive Yule wreaths or on string to decorate the Christmas tree.
ingredients for hawthorn berry liqueur
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