Saturday, 24 September 2011

Boozy Treats Make Great Thrifty Presents

Now is the time to gather damsons and sloes to make damson or sloe gin which will be ready by Christmas.
Here's the recipe I use for damson gin and you can adapt it for sloe gin, perhaps adding a smidge more sugar.
You will need:
                700 ml vodka or gin
                 440 (ish) g damsons (stab with fork)
                350g caster sugar

Put into a sterile jar in a dark place for about 3 months. Turn when you remember! That's all there is to it.

For sloe gin you need to prick the sloes allover with  a needle. I used a safety pin and because the sloes are small you can leave this in a bottle.  A delicious treat. Pour into interesting bottles and give as Christmas presents. Chin chin!

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