Thursday, 30 September 2010

How to Make Sloe Gin


On my lunchbreak recently I spotted a sloe bush so I gathered some berries and tonight we prepared some sloe gin with them. If you spot any berries and want to make this simple recipe here is a little how to. It takes a couple of months to ferment so it should be ready in time for Christmas!


Ingredients

1lb Sloe berries
8oz Caster Sugar
1 ltr Gin

Method

1. Prick the berries with a needle and place inside a large sterilised jar.


2. Add the sugar and gin (only the finest quality, ho ho) to the jar and seal tightly.


3. Give the jar a right good shaking..


4. Draw a face on the jar (optional).


5. Store the jar in a dark cupboard and shake every other day for a week, and once a week thereafter for 2 months.

6. The gin should then turn a dark red colour and be ready to (strain then) drink! Hurrah.
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