Sloe gin – my recipe

Sloe gin - my recipe
My first batches of sloe gin are ready to drink and are tasting pretty good so I think I can rough out my recipe now. Picking … Start scouting for sloes in hedgerows at the end of September – look for bushes with plenty of healthy fruit – not shrivelled, dry berries. Sloes should be ...

Review of commercial sloe gins 1

Review of commercial sloe gins
This winter I have been making liqueurs with hedgerow fruits – things like sloe & damson gins and vodkas but also variations with hawthorne berries, white bullaces, quince and crab-apples. As part of my research I decided to rigorously “test” some of the commercial competition – brands such as Gordon’s, Greenall’s, Heyman’s and Sipsmith all ...