Homemade sloe gin
- October 2006
- Makes 1 litre
- Hands-on time 20 min, plus resting
Harvest sloe berries in autumn and make sloe gin that will be ready come Christmastime. It’s the perfect festive tipple to enjoy yourself or give as a gift.
Don’t forget to sterilise your jars beforehand. You can learn how to do so here or check the video in the tips below.
Steep the gin for at least 6-8 weeks before serving
Sloe berries that have seen a frost or two are perfect for making sloe gin. The cold helps break down their tough skins and frees the juice within.
If there hasn’t been a frost when you pick your berries, you can replicate the frosty effect by popping the sloes in the freezer for a few hours before using.
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