Colourful preserved fruits make very appealing presents, especially when packed in attractive airtight jars with decorative labels. Prepare these recipes at least two months before you plan to give them as gifts.
Preserving in alcohol is one of the oldest, simplest and most delicious ways of preserving fruit. These recipes use a syrup made with equal quantities of sugar syrup and alcohol. A different spirit is used with each kind of fruit, but you can, of course, use any spirit that you prefer.