Sloe Sloe pick pick sloe
pick em, prick em in large jar, add half caster sugar & gin, gentle shake every day until sugar dissolves add second half caster sugar, dissolve leave in dark cupboard for as long as you can.
I've been making for 20 odd years so now built up levels that we drink 5 year old sloe gin which is great on a cold winters day.Posted 8 years agoTooTallMember
There is nothing wrong at all with cheap gin – as long as the alcohol content is high enough this is hte important aspect. You are dramatically changing the flavour with the sloes after all. Friends and I have used own brand gin and cheap holiday gin without exception and had comments on how damned good it is. Don't wait for the frost over ripeness – my local sloes are ripe now so I'm picking them now.
Take bottle of gin, empty half gin out.
Put sloes with skin broken (different methods here) into bottle until half full with sloes.
Put 150g of sugar (granulated is fine) in there, top up with gin.
Shake, put in dark place, shake once a week.
3 – 6 months later, decant wonderful gin, drink.
This year I want to try sloe sherry and slider. You use the gin-soaked sloes and chuck em in a gallon of scrumpy or a bottle of sherry – then leave for a bit.
I think I have enough sloes for a couple of gallons this year – a great harvest!Posted 8 years ago
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