As the sloes are almost finished already I thought I would share my Sloe Gin recipe. Sloes are the fruit of the Blackthorn Tree and are prolific around here just now. Sloe Gin or Vodka makes a warming winter liquer, dark and sweet. You can drink it neat or you can mix it with other drinks and juices to create amazing cocktails.
The recipe is very simple, Gin/Vodka, sugar and sloes. So get a large bottle of gin and drink half of it. Fill back with sloes and 150 grams of sugar. Some people like to add almonds or even a cinnamon stick at this point. Turn the bottle every day for a week and every week until it is ready, the longer the better. It's a nice treat for the dark evenings up ahead.