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Sloe gin recipes

At this time of year my thoughts turn to the making of sloe gin.

Over the years I have experimented and now include in some batches cloves and cinnamon.

I have also found that less sugar is more to my taste, and have again experimented with Demerara and Muscovado rather than Tate & Lyle.

Sloes not yet ripe in north Essex, but should be soon.

Just about the best drink on a frosty morning in the garden.


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 32,401

    Thank you so much for that recipe AWB. It sounds absolutely delicious. Just got to find sloes now.

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  • Got good amounts down here in Hampshire. Well short of ready yet. I still prefer sloes, gin, sugar (1:1:0.5) and nothing else.


  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 4,796

    I like to mix sloes and damsons 

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    Doesn't always end up as something worse”
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