Sloe Gin

This is so easy to make, the hard part is keeping yourself from opening it too soon to drink it.
By Regula Ysewijn

Sloe Gin

I’ve been told a ten year old sloe gin has a wonderful flavour… so I decided to hide a bottle from myself so I can actually try it. I think I might put it behind my 8 year old cherry brandy I was able to save.

Sloe Gin
 
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This is so easy to make, the hard part is keeping yourself from opening it too soon to drink it.
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Recipe Type: Drinks
Serves: 1 litre
Ingredients
  • 500g ripe sloes
  • 250g sugar
  • 1 litre of Gin, I used No.3 London Dry Gin
Instructions
  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.
2 Comments
  1. Hi Annie, Sloe berries are in season from october to late november.
    They grow in rural areas in the wild. I know a shop that sells them when they are in season, it’s in the UK, let me know if you like the address
    Hope this helps.

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