Friday 23 September 2016

Sloe Gin

Every year we have a walk down the field to collect sloes. Luke loves picking them so we collected a bag full ready to make some sloe gin.

Sloe gin is really simple to make and tastes amazing. I'm not a fan of gin but the sloes transform it into a lovely dark-red fruity liqueur that’s delicious!

Recipe - this will make 2 bottles of sloe gin

1lb Sloes
6oz sugar
1 bottle of gin

Choose ripe sloes and wash, dry and prick them. We put them into a demi-john along with the sugar and gin. 

Put a cork/stopper on the bottle and store in a reasonably warm place for 3 months. 

Shake the bottle every week

After 3 months strain the gin through muslin and then decant into clean, dry bottles, seal and label. The sloe gin is now ready to drink but will improve and mature over time. 

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