Putting the Pudding Into Vodka

Several years ago, we were introduced to the delight that is ‘Christmas Pudding Vodka.’ This was to be a Christmas treat that would not only be repeated, but was one that would become a fun way to spend time with friends; gathering to make the Christmas Pudding Vodka, together.

It has been a couple of years since we last made this potent pudding of a drink and so my hubby and I decided to make some. The recipe we used is from ‘BBC Good Food’ (Header Photograph by BBC Good Food). Here it is:



  1. Mix the dried fruit with the sugar, cinnamon sticks, mixed spice, cloves, grated nutmeg and citrus zest in a large bowl.
  2. Pour over the vodka, and cover tightly with cling film.
  3. Place in the fridge and leave for 3 days, stirring once each day.
  4. Line a sieve with a double layer of fine muslin and place over a large, clean jug.
  5. Pour the dried fruit and vodka mixture into the sieve and allow to drip through into the jug.
  6. Pour into a sterilized bottle.

Recipe Tips

To sterilise a bottle, wash it well and put it on its side on a clean baking sheet in the oven, preheated to 160C/325F/Gas 3, for 10 minutes.


I am happy to announce that we have made some extremely delicious Christmas Pudding Vodka. Having cleared the three days and bottled the vodka, we now have a juicy and boozy batch of Christmas Pudding fruit in the fridge, which we will next use as the filler for home baked ‘Boozy Christmas Mince Pies’.

Here’s some of the Christmas Pudding Vodka we made.

Do have a go at the recipe and please come back and post a comment below, to let me know what you think of your Christmas Pudding Vodka and perhaps your Boozy Christmas Mince Pies, should you make any.

Merry Christmas 🙂

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