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5 from 2 votes

Sloe Gin

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.
Course: Drink
Keyword: Hedgerow drinks, Sloe gin


  • 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.