Sloe Gin

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maggie-

Sloe Gin

Have been assured that sloe gin tastes nothing like gin? just to be sure we are making sloe vodka too!


So...just a couple of questions


If we make it this weekend will it be ready for the C Word (not allowed to mention it till November)

Recipes on the net are a bit fuzzy. But if we make it in litre bottles does fill bottle to half with sloes add half a litre of gin/vodka and add 200g of sugar. or 450g of sloes to 350g of sugar and I can adjust gin/vodka depending on size of bottles.

Does this sound about right?!

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Anastasia

Perfect

Yes that sounds just right.

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maggie-

Sloe Gin

Brilliant. Thank you Anastasia. Your recipe for summer fruits jam is super delicious, wish I had made more.

That will be making its way into a few stockings this year and hopefully the sloe gin. Thanks again.

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Anastasia

Thank you

Glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Sloe Gin

How did it go maggie-?

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Welshcookie

Sloe Gin

To all those about to make it:-

Forget about pricking the sloes. Just place them in the freezer for a day or three, then put straight into the bottles, add gin and sugar and seal the bottle.

Shake the bottle whenever you remember until the sugar is dissolved and the gin is a lovely colour. Enjoy!

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janjam

Sloe Gin

Have made this for some years now and continue to perfect the process. Was told a couple of years ago not to pick the sloes until the first frost, but have worked round this theory by putting them into the freezer for a couple of days in a plastic bag. On taking them out ready to make, give them a bash with a rolling pin to release the juices and continue as per recipe.

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maggie-

Sloe Gin

Good thanks Noreen. Toes crossed. The sloes were nice and plump. I did the freezer trick, did not bother pricking. The bottles were all on offer in Sainbugs. They are now lined up in the linen cupboard! Can't wait to taste it :0

 
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