(Makes 2 x 450ml)
Put the seeds of 1 large pomegranate and 750ml vodka (should be 40% proof) into a sterilised Kilner jar. Dissolve 200g castor sugar in a pan with 200ml water; gently bubble for 3 to 4 min. Cool slightly, add to the vodka mix and give it a good shake. Leave in a cool, dark place for at least 4 days. Strain off the pomegranate seeds, return the vodka to the jar and decant into sterilised bottles. Add fresh pomegranate seeds a few days before giving as a gift. This has a real kick – great served over ice topped up with pomegranate juice.