A Homemade Life
Welcome to Homemade Life.

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member or join our community if not ....

Chilli-head
Who is online?
In total there is 1 user online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 1 Guest

None

Most users ever online was 62 on 10th April 2015, 8:24 am
Latest topics
» Food environmental impact
by Dandelion Yesterday at 5:19 pm

» Hungry Birds
by Ploshkin 10th December 2018, 3:12 pm

» More mead ...
by Chilli-head 2nd December 2018, 9:41 pm

» What are you harvesting today?
by Ploshkin 2nd December 2018, 8:24 pm

» Almost forgot the November garden !
by Ploshkin 18th November 2018, 8:08 pm

» "Reservoirs can make water shortages worse"
by Ploshkin 15th November 2018, 9:44 pm

» Tomato Relish
by Ploshkin 7th November 2018, 9:29 am

» Hydropower not sustainable either ...
by Ploshkin 7th November 2018, 9:26 am

» Some stuff I have made
by FloBear 31st October 2018, 9:02 pm

» It's now more difficult to dispose of plastic waste
by Ploshkin 29th October 2018, 4:58 pm

» Should I worry about - nylon strimmer line ?
by Chilli-head 29th October 2018, 3:01 pm

» Garlic storage pot ...
by Dandelion 22nd October 2018, 9:06 pm

» The October Garden - winding down or planning ahead?
by Ploshkin 22nd October 2018, 11:28 am

» knitting soft toys
by Dandelion 14th October 2018, 4:20 pm

» Beetle id please
by Dandelion 4th October 2018, 5:43 pm

» Important: Founder transfer ?
by Chilli-head 1st October 2018, 2:57 pm

» Need a login to insert an image
by Ploshkin 1st October 2018, 2:47 pm

» Kiva - Loans that change lives.
by Dandelion 24th September 2018, 9:46 pm

» Harvest season in the September garden
by Dandelion 21st September 2018, 10:10 pm

» Curry powder
by Chilli-head 19th September 2018, 6:41 pm

Statistics
We have 242 registered users
The newest registered user is mumandmo

Our users have posted a total of 46057 messages in 2378 subjects
Similar topics
HML on FaceBook
Pages we like:


RSS feeds




Sloe Gin

Go down

default Sloe Gin

Post by Chilli-head on 3rd December 2013, 10:19 pm

I've just bottled some of our sloe gin.  The sloes were exceptional this year; on our walk along the Greensand ridge they were everywhere in abundance.  I've never made it before, and can't say that I rightly know what I'm doing, but it seems to drink OK Very Happy drunk2 (You always need to taste these things to be sure !)

I just 1/4 - 1/3 filled a bottle with (pricked) sloes, added about the same depth of sugar, then poured on the gin.  Any more sophisticated recipes ?
avatar
Chilli-head
Admin and Boss man

Posts : 2649
Join date : 2010-02-23
Location : Bedfordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Sloe Gin

Post by freebird on 4th December 2013, 8:05 am

Pretty sure that's what I used to do, CH. It's been a long time since I made it. It used to be an annual ritual, but I find as I've got older, alcohol just doesn't agree with me so I just don't drink it anymore. I have some bottles of sloe gin in the garage that I made in the early 90s!
avatar
freebird

Posts : 1727
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 62
Location : South East England

Back to top Go down

default Re: Sloe Gin

Post by Ploshkin on 4th December 2013, 8:24 am

Sloes are non existent round here this year, the blossom was caught by the freezing winds in the spring.  I've made sloe gin a few times, I seem to remember putting almonds in.  I'm like you FB, don't do alcohol but my sloe gin in the cupboard isn't as vintage as yours, probably the turn of the millennium.
avatar
Ploshkin

Posts : 1311
Join date : 2013-07-18
Location : Mid Wales

Back to top Go down

default Re: Sloe Gin

Post by Dandelion on 4th December 2013, 4:54 pm

We have some damson vodka in the larder, made a couple of years ago by DD1 (similar method to the sloe gin.) She decided she didn't like it, but it's still there. I hate seeing things go to waste....!!!!

................................................................................................................................
The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers and sisters.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.
avatar
Dandelion
Admin

Posts : 4767
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 62
Location : Ledbury, Herefordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Sloe Gin

Post by Chilli-head on 16th December 2016, 5:00 pm

Need to do a bottling run for Christmas this weekend. A few little bottles of sloe gin - not so many sloes this year - and a gallon of cyser ready to sustain us through the cold night if we do the Sutton Hoo craft fair again !
avatar
Chilli-head
Admin and Boss man

Posts : 2649
Join date : 2010-02-23
Location : Bedfordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Sloe Gin

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum