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Sloe gin. Traditional recipe for sloe gin

Submitted by hazel_eyes

This is delicious and warming in front of an open fire in wintry weather.

1lb sloes (fruits of the blackthorn: prunus spinosa)
1lb brown sugar
1 litre of gin

wash and prick sloes (traditionally with a silver pin) put in a large sterilized airtight jar (le parfait) add sugar and gin.
leave for a minimum three months, 
invert jar daily until the sugar has dissolved.
can drink, but better left for three more, or until next xmas.

Visitors comments

You've just made my mouth water ..... Comments By: Anne on 2004-11-25
I also love Damson Gin. The trouble is, it's very " more-ish".

Thanks for this recipe, it's slightly different than mine, so I will give your recipe a try.

extra umph!! Comments By: anon on 2006-09-05
Try adding 8 blanched almonds to this recipe for extra flavour.
Extra extra oomph Comments By: Anon on 2006-09-08
You can substitue the cracked stones (kernels) of apricots, cherries or peaches.

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