Homemade Sloe Gin
Make your own sloe gin with just three ingredients. Pick your sloes and get infusing.
- 1 kg sloes
- 1 l gin see recipe notes
- 300 g caster sugar see recipe notes
For Hedgerow Gin
Follow the recipe above but add other hedgerow fruits like blackberries, plums or raspberries or you could add a few rosehips too. You will probably need a little less sugar if you are adding sweeter fruits.It's important to taste the gin regularly as sometimes blackberries can turn a bit sour if left to mingle too long. Drain the gin off as soon as you think it's ready.
It's a good idea to use a good quality gin for this. Not something expensive but not something really cheap either. I tend to use whatever is on offer at £15-20 a bottle.
If you like your sloe gin a little sweeter then you can add a little extra sugar. 300g of sugar is about right for how sweet I like it for the sloe gin and 250g of sugar for the hedgerow gin.