Sloe Gin
Recipe Type: Drinks
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Serves: 1 litre
This is so easy to make, the hard part is keeping yourself from opening it too soon to drink it.
  • 500g ripe sloes
  • 250g sugar
  • 1 litre of Gin, I used No.3 London Dry Gin
  1. Prick the sloes with a thorn from the tree or a toothpick
  2. Put them in a suitably sized Kilner or jam jar
  3. Pour over the sugar and the gin
  4. Close the lid
  5. Shake and shake every day until the sugar has dissolved
  6. Store in a dark cupboard
After 3 months
  1. Strain out the sloes using muslin, bottle and store in a dark cupboard
  2. Try to wait 1 to 10 + years before opening a bottle.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at