Glass of Herts: Fruit liqueur-making company Fruit for Fun
PUBLISHED: 06:00 14 August 2016 | UPDATED: 14:26 26 August 2016
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.