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Recipes

Sloe gin

Making sloe gin is slow but not laborious. There's no cooking required, just patience as the sloes steep in the gin.

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Ingredients

Method

  1. Prick the tough skin of the sloes all over with a clean needle and put in a large sterilised jar.

  2. Pour in the sugar and the gin, seal tightly and shake well.

  3. Store in a cool, dark cupboard and shake every other day for a week. Then shake once a week for at least two months.

  4. Strain the sloe gin through muslin into a sterilised bottle.

Recipe Tips

You can make blackberry brandy in the same way, substituting blackberries for the sloes and brandy for the gin. Blackberries do not need pricking.