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SLOE GIN ( Prunus spinosa)

 Recipe  •  Published on: 16 Aug 2014

Made with Sloes which are commonly found in hedgerows in the UK. The Sloe or blackthorn Prunus spinosa can be made into a liquer this way.  

HALF FILL A 1KILO JAR WITH SLOES WHICH HAVE BEEN WASHED AND  PRICKED WITH A FORK. ADD 125G SUGAR AND THEN FILL THE JAR WITH DRY GIN. SEAL THE JAR AND SHAKE THE MIXTURE VERY DAY UNTIL THE SUGAR HAS DISSOLVED. AND THE LIQUED HAS TURNED A DARK COLOUR. LEAVE FOR 2 MONTHS SHAKING  THE JAR OFTEN. STRAIN THE MIXTURE THROUGH MUSLIN AND BOTTLE IN CLEAR STERILE BOTTLES.  STORE FOR 12 MONTHS .

 

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