Sloe Gin

Simple minds like simple things – Sloe Gin is one of the simplest things to make, and will, in excess, give you a simple mind:

450g of sloes, washed, cut (I just make 3 or 4 scores across each with a knife), plopped in a clean jar. Add 350g of sugar (I use light brown soft for a richer flavour), and 75cl of gin – cheap stuff is fine, don’t go wasting your Bombay Sapphire on these 😉 Leave for 2 1/2 months, shaking every week. After 10 weeks, decant through a muslin cloth into the final bottle and it’s ready to drink, just in time for Chrimble – yay!

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