Blackcurrant, raspberry or even lime vodka – if you've got an excess of fruit, put it to good use and make a beautiful berry beverage. To make a very simple blackcurrant-infused vodka, fill a clean jar with one-third blackcurrants (frozen is fine), one-third caster sugar and top up with vodka. Seal, then place the jar in a cool dark place, gently shaking every day or so. After a week, start tasting the vodka every few days; when the flavour is intense enough for you, strain through a muslin-lined sieve and bottle (swirl the leftover fruit through homemade ice-cream for a decadent pudding). Serve a nip of blackcurrant-infused vodka with lemonade or try making blackcurrant martinis. If you prefer the taste of raspberries, use those instead of blackcurrants.
To make a lime-infused vodka, use a vegetable peeler to make one long piece of lime zest (cut shallowly to avoid the pith) and drop it in a clean jar. Fill with vodka and sugar to taste. Screw on the lid and follow the above instructions.