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Post by MrsNesbitt on 14th November 2009, 11:19 am

I use a 2litre lemonade bottle and prick the sloes and place in bottle till 1/3 full. I then add 1/3 sugar and 1/3 gin. Give a good shake and place in cupboard. Each day give bottle a good shake. Ready when all sugar has dissolved.

I have also done raspberry vodka, summer fruits gin and orange brandy.

The frozen fruits in places like Iceland are great as they are so mushy and dissolve quicker.

Note:- Dont lick spoon in process!
I did on one occasion and was merry by noon!

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Post by chickenofthewoods on 14th November 2009, 1:07 pm

Naughty Mrs N. Laughing Unfortunately I have my sloe gin in several demijohns, making shaking them a workout in itself!

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Post by Balanophage on 10th January 2010, 10:29 pm

We did sloe gin again this year - in fact, the sloes are still in the bottle, must get round to straining it...

The last batch we made was about 5 years ago. We tried it the first Christmas and it was rough, practically took the skin of the roof of my mouth! So it got left at the back of a cupboard, and we thought about doing something about it, then just forgot about it.

This year, we found it again and thought it might be improved with the addition of some sugar. Got the sugar syrup ready, cracked open the bottle, tasted it - and it was superb. Smooth, tasty, and with a kick like a mule! Very Happy Plenty sweet enough, no amendment required. So it may be that if you think it's good when it's fresh, it may still improve with keeping...!
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Post by Luath on 10th January 2010, 10:41 pm

We've finished ours for this season; I make just enough for Christmas and the New Year, as I like to keep it very seasonal for this one. Can't imagine drinking it at any time other than midwinter.
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Post by chickenofthewoods on 22nd February 2010, 9:15 am

I don't know about anyone else but I found that last season's fruits produced a really excellent drink. Definitely vintage, it's emerged full bodied and fruity. Absolutely delicious! I'll have to hide it or it'll dissapear a bit too quickly I think.

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Post by Luath on 25th February 2010, 8:45 am

All gone here.............. Shocked Exclamation Now started on the bullace.
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Post by Guest on 10th October 2010, 11:46 pm

Having made sloe vodka most years for a good while a friend put me onto making sloe brandy this year. On a walk round Eaton Camp today, with friends, we collected sloes and they are now doing their stuff in some napoleon brandy ... will let you know next year how it turns out Cool

We sampled some of last year's sloe vodka tonight over dinner ... Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Post by Compostwoman on 11th October 2010, 12:09 am

what was the cider like Elen?
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Post by Guest on 11th October 2010, 10:55 am

It dissapeared pretty fast !!! Thast should tell you beer Everyone really liked it. I managed to scrounge some for cooking too although there were some black looks from the drinkers lol!
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