How to Make Sloe Gin

Sloe gin is a rich fruity drink usually drank around Christmas. It goes down a treat with everyone and is so quick and simple to make why not give it a go.

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How to Make Sloe Gin Recipe
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Firstly you need to start collecting your sloes. Always wait until the first frost as it gives the sloes a glaucous bloom rich in flavour.

Firstly you need to start collecting your sloes. Always wait until the first frost as it gives the sloes a glaucous bloom rich in flavour.

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I use a plant pot in a plastic bag to collect the sloes. This gives me two free hands to battle the wicked blackthorn thorns!

I use a plant pot in a plastic bag to collect the sloes. This gives me two free hands to battle the wicked blackthorn thorns!

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Once you have sufficient, wash them thoroughly. Please note, the bloom won't come off - and should not.

Once you have sufficient, wash them thoroughly. Please note, the bloom won't come off - and should not.

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Then place them into a clean plastic bag or container.

Then place them into a clean plastic bag or container.

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Place in a freezer overnight. This will help burst the skins releasing the flavour.

Place in a freezer overnight. This will help burst the skins releasing the flavour.

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Take a clean bottle - any bottle will do - and fill to about half with sloes. This isn't an exact science so don't worry if there are too many or too few.

Take a clean bottle - any bottle will do - and fill to about half with sloes. This isn't an exact science so don't worry if there are too many or too few.

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Then top with about an inch of sugar. I use preserving sugar but white granulated works just as well.

Then top with about an inch of sugar. I use preserving sugar but white granulated works just as well.

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Top up with gin.

Top up with gin.

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And now give it a good shake to mix up the sloes and sugar.

And now give it a good shake to mix up the sloes and sugar.

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All the sugar will now have fallen to the bottom. Place the bottle in a dark cupboard and shake every other day until all the sugar dissolves.

All the sugar will now have fallen to the bottom. Place the bottle in a dark cupboard and shake every other day until all the sugar dissolves.

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Of course if you have any gin left over you can always add different fruit whilst still using the same process.

Of course if you have any gin left over you can always add different fruit whilst still using the same process.

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Here I'm using sloes and plums.

Here I'm using sloes and plums.

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The sloe gin and sloe & plum gin will be ready just before Christmas . Strain the liquid but if you don't want it to turn cloudy, don't squeeze. Let it run freely. Then re-bottle and drink! Cheers

The sloe gin and sloe & plum gin will be ready just before Christmas . Strain the liquid but if you don't want it to turn cloudy, don't squeeze. Let it run freely. Then re-bottle and drink! Cheers

Ingredients

2 Cups Sloes 
500 Milliliters Gin 
½ Cups Sugar 
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