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Sloe Gin
Sep 07, 2000, 21:49
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Sloe Gin

16 ounces (450g) sloes
1 bottle (700ml) gin
9 ounces (250g) sugar
1 teaspoon (15 ml) glycerine
Rinse the sloes and prick each one a dozen or so times. (alternatively freeze for 2 weeks then defrost) Place all the ingredients in a suitable container and shake at regular intervals for a period of 6 to 8 weeks. When the liqueur has acheived a deep red colour remove the sloes and allow to mellow for a further month. As an alternative to sloes you can also use damsons.
As an altenative to gin try vodka and if you really want to be exotic try an old pernod bottle and it will have an aniseed tinge.
And remember to plonk the used carcases of the sloes in a bottle of sherry or port and it works wonders!

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