Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Sloe Gin

We finally found some sloes yesterday and have been busy today turning them into booze.

Picking sloes with an audience

3.5kg picked from one small area.

Washed, destalked and frozen overnight to split the skins. (I don't have the time to prick each one so I cheat)

Place 500g in the bottom of a clean 2 litre bottle. Add 200g sugar, white is normally used but we're trying soft brown in one) and approx 500ml of gin (some of ours have a little more in. We're also trying a 1/2 tsp of almond essence in some of the bottles.

Same as the blueberry vodka, shake every day for a week, every other day for a fortnight then once a week till December. Then strain off, bottle up and drink :)

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