We’ve just been picking enormous sloe berries on the croft. There’s a patch (a secret patch!) where the blackthorn thickets are covered. Come christmas we’ll be Sloe loving and befuddled in Gin. BRING IT ON!!
|Sloe Gin Recipe|
|Pick your sloes from blackthorn hedges in October or November when they are most ripe – probably after the first frosts.|
|Cut or prick the sloes and drop into the half-empty bottle so that they displace the remaining gin to near the top.|
|Add one wine goblet of sugar (approx 150g).|
|All you have to do now is turn or agitate the bottle daily for a week, then weekly for a month or two … by which time it will be ready to drink (but it is really best kept until the next winter).
Yum, Yum, Yum
Does anyone know any other good sloe recipes?