Introduction: How to Make Sloe Gin (Hands on Bushcraft)

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Here’s a nice recipe to follow, on how to make sloe gin. A tasty and refreshing beverage for those winter evenings.


  • 450g/1lb sloes
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar
  • 1 litre/1¾ pint gin

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Preparation method

First wash and weigh out 450 grams of sloe berries. Then with a clean needle, prick the tough skin of the sloes all over and place into a sterilised Demijohn.

Step 2:

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Pour in 225 grams of caster sugar, then 1 litre of gin, seal tightly.

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Now Shake!

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Place the Demijohn in a cool dark cupboard and shake every other day for a week.

After one week, shake once a week for at least two months. When the sloe gin is ready, transfer into a sterilised bottle and enjoy.

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Wow, I really want to try this! I don't know if we have sloe where I live though?

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