8.10.11

Last chance to make sloe gin or vodka for winter cocktails







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.





20 comments:

  1. Very interesting - I've never heard of sloes. Sounds like a fun cocktail ingredient!

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  2. Must taste goudeous.
    Have a lovely sunday.
    gr. Marijke

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  3. Wonderful photographs as always! Hmm might have to come down to meet you in person and get a swig of that sloe gin:) Always wanted to make it but my new job has me commuting so much there is no time left!

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  4. I made a lake of sloe gin last year, this year I concentrated on Damson Gin and Mead - almost feel like an alchemist watching it bubble away

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  5. Amazing! Makes me want to experiment with all kinds of fruit.

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  6. Well, I didn't realize sloes were fruit from a tree! I like the way your recipe reads "Get a large bottle of gin and drink half of it"! haha

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  7. Great captures. I had no idea that a sloe was a type f fruit. Sounds like a FUN recipe to try:)

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  8. I think your gonna have a very merry warming winter, nice one. I remember picking sloes and helping fill the bottles with my dad many years ago, though never got to taste the results as I was only about 10. Childhood memories!

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  9. It sounds like you are going to have a very merry warming winter, nice one. I remember picking sloes many years ago, and helping my dad load the bottles, though I never got to taste the results as I was only about 10. Childhood memories.

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  10. Looking at your posts is like turning the pages of a wonderfully illustrated book. This one has the added bonus of sloe gin. Lovely, as usual. :)

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  11. Strange how things happen. I heard of Sloe Gin for the 1st time only last week. It’s too late for me now, not much time on my plate at the moment, but I’ll keep it in mind for next year. Sound so lovely.

    And I too love your sentence: “So get a large bottle of gin and drink half of it”... Hmmm, I hope you don’t mean “...in one go!” heeheehee!

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  12. Ooh...this looks interesting! I just might give it a go. Bit more of a kick to it then making blackberry jam;-) Although.... maybe I could add vodka to that? Then again, probably not!!

    xx Jazzy

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  13. We don't have sloes (glad I now know waht they are). I wonder if other fruit could be used.

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  14. This is really an original post. I loved the images of the process too. They look like they are right out of a glossy magazine.

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  15. Came across your blog from Greenside Up. I've just made blackberry gin, it's made in the same way as sloe gin. Not sure if we have many sloes around here but I'll check for next year.

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  16. We too are busy making that. The colour of the leaching sloes into the gin is already jewellike.

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  17. Oh wow...bet it tastes good too.

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  18. Great recipe! I do not have Blackthorn, but I would love to try this recipe. Maybe next year...

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  19. that looks like fun. probably too late this year but am definitely going to give it a twirl next year.

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