I have tried in the past for fruit liquers, although this is my first foray into sloes. I have a friend who is able to produce marvellous, toothsome, fruity beverages; my efforts usually have the tang of raw ethanol with a hint of fruit.
Still, this doesn't put me off. Armed with a recipe I got from the internet, I went a-foraging in the hedgerows and emerged with a small bag of sloes.
75g caster sugar
- Prick sloes with a pin
- Put sloes, sugar and gin in sterilised jar.
- Shake jar, then place in babyproof cupboard.
It'll take ages for anything to happen, I thought. Like the whole thing is going to go purple overnight? P'ctha!
|Day Two - The whole thing went purple overnight.|
Still got to wait until Christmas to drink it, though...