1 litre of gin (your choice)
250 to 500g Caster Sugar
(depending on how sweet you like your gin)
1lb sloes or damsons
Sloe or damson gin
The jars, filled with sugar, gin and fruit, need turning regularly until the sugar has dissolved, then tucking away in a dark corner for a few months while the magic gets to work.
Sloes or damsons 1 lb.
Sugar 250 to 500g
Gin 1.0 litre
For fresh sloes.
On receipt freeze the fruit in a sealable plastic bag, they can then be used when required.
Pour gin over the fruit to fill the jars, add the sugar, Seal and leave in a cool place, preferably for two to three months. Turn the jars over from time to time – I do it every few days - or give them a respectful shake. Filter the gin through a muslin-lined funnel into the reserved gin bottles. Store in a cool place.
For frozen sloes, they will arrive part or fully defrosted, so should be used asap.