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Sloe gin

Sloe gin has an interesting color and flavor. It is sweeter and more aromatic than ordinary gin. It is very easy to make.


1 lb sugar
1 gal gin
1 gal sloe (washed)


  1. Crush the sloe fruit in a bowl, remove the stones. Add the sugar mixing well. Pour into a sterile jar with an airtight lid.
  2. Add the gin and seal. Allow to stand in a cool dark place for 6-8 weeks, shaking the every day for the first week and a couple of times a week from then on.
  3. Strain and bottle.
Total time
15 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
1 batch


Sloes are a fruit from the blackthorn tree. You should be able to purchase sloes at a specialty store.

If you don't have sloes, try wild damson plums.


North American cuisine

Sloes are the fruits of the blackthorn bush (prunus spinosa) and they grow wild in the countryside.

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