Start to Finish: 5 minutes
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Servings: 4 to 8
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Gin-soaked raisins are used in cookie and cake recipes, and radio broadcaster Paul Harvey popularized the folk remedy of using them as an alternative treatment for arthritis. Preparing gin-soaked raisins requires few steps; however, it takes a while for the raisins to soak up the gin. Raisins are highly nutritious and sweet, and soaking them in gin gives them even more flavor.
- 2 cups golden raisins
- 3 cups gin, enough to cover the raisins
- Put the raisins into a shallow dish container.
- Spread the raisins on the dish as evenly as possible.
- Pour the gin over the raisins until they are submerged in it.
- Let the raisins soak up the gin at room temperature until the gin is absorbed; this may take up to a week.
- Cover the container with a towel or cheesecloth.