Sloe Gin

We have a fantastic crop of Sloe’s this year, the blackthorn bushes are full of big juicy fruits, so here is a simple method for Sloe Gin ready for Christmas, to drink yourself or bottle for Xmas gifts, Frugal Xmas – !!

frozen sloes

You will need:-

  • 1lb Sloes
  • 8oz Sugar
  • 1 Litre Gin

Method:-

  • get out for a walk and forage for blackthorn bushes, pick sloes minding those nasty blackthorns!
  • prick sloes with pin or if you cant be bothered meticulously pricking a couple of hundred sloes then freeze & defrost & squish a bit!
  • add sugar, gin & sloes to large sterilised kilner jar or wide mouth bottle & give a good shake
  • shake every day when you pass the bottle for a week
  • store bottle somewhere cool & dark and shake every week
  • after 2 months or just in time for Xmas, sieve through muslin (or pillow case!) and bottle into clean bottles
  • drink with friends, great nightcap or fill the hipflask for Xmas walks/shoots.
bottled sloe gin
Previous post on Sloe’s and Cheap Gin here http://wp.me/p82EP-qY
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About cwildman

Local Food Evangelist, 5th Generation Butcher based in the Yorkshire Dales, England. Town End Farm Shop, Artisan Butchery & Charcuterie, Home of The Yorkshire Chorizo.
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