The end of August and throughout September, the hedgerows are full of berries. The fields coming up to Carlisle had rows of sloe shrubs. I spent time gathering them.
- 35 cl gin
- 150 g sugar
- 450 g sloe berries, stems removed
Using a clean wide mouthed jar, add your washed sloes. (Usually you prick each one but I didn't bother)
Top up with sugar then slowly pour in the gin, shaking the container so that the air bubbles escape.
Leave until it looks and tastes good.