CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Hertfordshire Life today CLICK HERE

Glass of Herts: Fruit liqueur-making company Fruit for Fun

PUBLISHED: 06:00 14 August 2016 | UPDATED: 14:26 26 August 2016

Fruit for fun make tasty fruit liquers

Fruit for fun make tasty fruit liquers

5PH

Looking for tasty locally-made fruit liqueurs? Well the county finally has some thanks to Helena and Jim Casey, who have created Fruit for Fun

Looking for tasty locally-made fruit liqueurs? Well the county finally has some thanks to Helena and Jim Casey, who have created Fruit for Fun, a small-scale family production with profits going to Peace Hospice Care in Watford.

Five years ago the couple, who are both musicians, took on an allotment and discovered the joys of eating and bottling their own produce, this blossomed and now they also scour hedgerows near their home for wild fruits, all of which go into their drinks. Creations include gins flavoured with raspberry, sloe and damson; plum rum; cherry and apricot brandies as well as rhubarb, ‘summer pudding’, and blackberry and apple vodka. Perhaps their most interesting creation is limoncello spiced ‘arancello’, an orange version of limoncello flavoured with cardamom, vanilla and cinnamon – a delicious treat to sip late into long summer evenings.

The drinks retail at £16 per 50cl bottle, available to buy at various food fairs and markets in the county. If you don’t manage to catch them at these, visit the website fruitforfun.co.uk to contact Helena and Jim to see what stock they have available.

So far they’ve raise more than £500 for the hospice (they do preserves at £4 each too), so you can enjoy the taste of a Hertfordshire summer while knowing you are doing good, after all, there’s no better time of year for it.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hertfordshire visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hertfordshire staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hertfordshire account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Food & Drink

Yesterday, 18:38

Make the most out of autumn with these eight walking routes that take in a variety of Hertfordshire’s terrains and - most importantly – have a cosy pub along the way

Read more
Tue, 16:40

Pulled and rolled Jacob’s ladder with potato, carrot and leek cake, roasted baby leeks and veal jus

Read more
October 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Auberge du Lac opened its doors in 1998 and we are inviting you to celebrate the restaurants fabulous history on Wednesday 28th November.

Read more
Monday, October 8, 2018

Buntingford gains a new 28-cover fine-dining restaurant with the opening of the Falcon

Read more
October 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Christmas at the Tilbury from 23rd November to 29th December.

Read more
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Christmas at The White Hart from November 23rd to December 29th 2018.

Read more

Offering both Turkish and Italian cuisine, this large restaurant in the historic Drill Hall in Bishop’s Stortford manages to pull off variety in enjoyable style

Read more
October 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Whether you want fine dining or classic pub food, real ales or good wine, we have the pub for you in our Hertfordshire pub guide

Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

St Albans restaurant Dylans at the King’s Arms has opened a second outlet following a renovation

Read more
September 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

After a glittering ceremony at the Henry Moore Foundation, we can now reveal the winners of all 11 categories of this year’s awards

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Local Business Directory

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search