Flavours of Fall - Sloe Gin

Although a decent Sloe Gin will take approx. 2 months to make, it’s 100% worth it and with 3 simple ingredients it’s much easier that you’d think. Once you’ve steeped your sloes, test out your mixo skills and make our famous Sloe Gin Fizz.

Made with gin and sloe drupes, which is a small fruit relative of the plum, a decent one will take about 2 months to make. With 3 simple ingredients and a bit of planning, making it should pose no problem to the intrepid home brewer! Making it in batches is perfect for parties and the longer you leave it the better it gets. You can also make lovely jams out of the sloes themselves or use your finished product as a great marinade for meat (works especially well on venison).

Super Simple Sloe Gin Recipe

  • 450g sloes
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 1 litre good gin

 

Method

  1. Prick the tough skin of the sloes all over with a clean needle and put in a large sterilised jar.
  2. Pour in the sugar and the gin, seal tightly and shake well
  3. Store in a cool, dark cupboard and shake every other day for a week for at least two months.
  4. Strain the sloe gin through muslin into a sterilised bottle and drink at your leisure

 


 

Now you’re a master at making Sloe Gin, why not try your hand at our famous Sloe Gin Fizz?

 

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Ingredients

  • 5 Blackberries
  • 5 sage leaves
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 20ml lemon
  • 10ml The Collector Vermouth
  • 10ml Becketts Gin
  • 30ml Sloe Gin
  • Soda water

 

Method

  • Chill sour glass with cubed ice
  • In mixing glass muddle three blackberries & 3 sage leaves
  • Add the sugar, lemon, gin, vermouth and sloe gin
  • Add cubed ice, shake, taste & adjust, double strain
  • Garnish with a sage leaf and two blackberries, top with soda and serve

 

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