Having foraged what seems like half a truck load of sloes, I decided that I personally would prefer to make Sloe Vodka rather than the common format Gin!
Having seen it for sale at country game fairs I thought I would try it out, simply replacing vodka for the gin. So my mum gave me her Sloe Gin recipe and off I went!
8ozs Caster sugar
1 Prick the sloes all over with a cocktail stick or needle. If you wait for the first frost of the year, the sloes may already be cracked open.
2 Mix the sloes with the sugar and then add them to a large storage bottle or container with the vodka.
3 Store the bottle in a cool dark cupboard and shake it every other day for a week. Then shake it once a week for two months.
4 The sloe vodka will take on a beautiful dark red colour and be ready to drink.
5 After two to three months, pour the mixture into bottles through a funnel lined with fine mesh or cheesecloth and store in a cool place again.
Might have to make a lot more of this stuff for xmas presents looking at the amount of sloes I have left. My only problem is that I wish I had someone to prick all the sloes for me!!
Now read… Sloe Vodka Watch – Day #3
If you make this recipe, please come back and let me know!