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Sloe Gin/Sloe Cider/Sloe Fruit

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An old favourite that’s ready in time for Christmas but then keeps on giving two more times.

Serves : 1+
Prep : 24 Hours
Cook : 3 months
  • Enough sloes to half fill 2 empty spirit bottles
  • Bottle of gin or vodka
  • 225g/8oz sugar
  • Bottle of Cider
  • Some cakes


  1. First ‘blet’ the sloes by leaving them in the freezer overnight.
  2. Add half the sloes and half the sugar to each bottle and top up with the gin or vodka.
  3. Leave in a dark place for three months gently shaking every so often and then drink.
  4. Once the liquid is gone remove the sloes and add to an empty soda bottle and top up with cider, leave for a month then drink.
  5. Use the remaining sloes to make a boozy fruit topping for cakes and puddings, first removing the stones.


A fantastic way to use sloes three times.


Wild Food UK


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