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Simple Sloe Gin

Have a go at making your own Sloe Gin at home and enjoy one of our favourite gin based cocktails, Sloe Gin Fizz.

Instructions

  • Sterilise your glass bottles in boiling water and wash your sloe berries.

  • Soak your sloe berries in warm water over night and keep the remaining water.

  • Pierce the skin of the berries and add them to your bottles a long with the water and caster sugar. Pour the gin in to the bottles and making sure the bottles are sealed, shake to combine the ingredients.

  • Store in a cool, dark place and shake every other day for a week. Shake the bottles once a week for at least nine to twelves weeks.

Sloe Gin Fizz

  • Add the sloe gin, lemon juice, extra gin if desired, sugar and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake (or add to a glass and stir with a spoon).

  • Once the beverage is to your taste, strain in to a glass with ice and garnish with a lemon or lime slice.

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