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Sloe gin, sloe chocolate, sloe port or sloe jam – it’s party time!

January 8, 2014

Sloe Bonanza! Gin, Port, Chocolate or Jam anyone?!Christmas might be over but if you made sloe gin in the Autumn, now’s the time to reap the rewards of your efforts.

If you missed the sloe season, sadly it’s too late for you to make this alcoholic drink now unless you’ve frozen some berries as the hedgerows will be bare. However, if you’ve often thought about making sloe gin and never gotten around to it, I can definitely recommend it as a winter warmer so you might like to add a resolution to your list and head out to the quiet, rural laneways in the autumn!

First things first, you don’t have to like gin to enjoy this drink. The berries take away almost all traces of its usual, distinctive taste. Continue Reading…