Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sloe Gin/Vodka

I am my father's daughter I guess because I have an interest in foraging and bushcraft. Plus I enjoy hiking. So I've now joined a foraging and bushcraft group which is great because it really adds something to my hiking excursions.

Anyhoo, I went out to the East Ham Nature Preserve in London last Saturday and loaded up on sloes and wild plums.

So I got my ass in gear and bottled up some sloe gin and sloe vodka today. I have to say I'm not the biggest fan of these but other people seem to appreciate it. Maybe I just need to let it sit long enough to really mellow. It just tends to taste like Robitussin to me.

Nonetheless! If you are interested in making this:

1 kilo sloes
700 gm sugar
3 lt gin/vodka

Take each freaking sloe and prick it several times with  a pin. Put into an empty gin bottle filling it to 1/3. Add 175 gm sugar then fill to top with gin. Seal it and shake. Put in a dark and warm place to sit for at leats 3 months, turning/shaking each bottle 1x/week.

Should be sufficient to fill 4x1 lt bottle.