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by SloeWolf
13 May 2010, 08:59
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Abundance of Blackthorn Blossom
Replies: 5
Views: 3226

Re: Abundance of Blackthorn Blossom

i am hoping that the frost has not caused too much damage, i have lost 2 cucumber plants, a butternut squash and my courgettes dont look too healthy after this late frost, i am hoping this doesnt spell the same for the blackthorn, though the last few years i managed to find many many more than i cou...
by SloeWolf
12 May 2010, 08:40
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Rhubarb Vodka (schanpps)
Replies: 9
Views: 10086

Re: Rhubarb Vodka (schanpps)

hi pickle, excellent i was unsure of the addition of fresh ginger into this, you can normally get away with putting a fair amount of ginger in without it being too strong. i shall do this in the next couple of weeks as my rhubarb plants get big enough, i seem to have about 50 odd stems over three pl...
by SloeWolf
11 May 2010, 19:44
Forum: Sloe gin chocolates
Topic: Recipe for Sloe Gin Truffles
Replies: 18
Views: 78491

Re: Recipe for Sloe Gin Truffles

I have just found some frozen sloes i saved when i bottled up earlier in the year, i am going to make this excellent recipe again. They really are fantastic and go down very well with family and friends when i can bear to part with them. I highly recommend doing this with the left over berries, i de...
by SloeWolf
11 May 2010, 19:29
Forum: Damson gin
Topic: Damson Gin Recipe
Replies: 5
Views: 69177

Re: Damson Gin Recipe

What a good recipe, i did this to fill a demi john and left it for about 5 months and bottled, excellent flavour still needs to be left in the bottle for a while, really nice and smooth once it has sat in the bottle for a couple of months. Definitly slightly more alcoholic tasting than the sloe gin,...
by SloeWolf
10 May 2010, 21:07
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Sloe Gin containers
Replies: 1
Views: 3412

Re: Sloe Gin containers

Hey, Sorry to hear that, my feeling on this is the plastic might not have been suitable for alcohol and if the sloe gin has taken on an off flavour than something from the bottle must have dissolved into the gin and it might contain plastic contaminants. to me thats the most likely reason and i cant...
by SloeWolf
10 May 2010, 20:58
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Hello I am new to this
Replies: 3
Views: 3429

Re: Hello I am new to this

Hey, Theres no worries making your gin, just resisting the urge to drink it. All it needs is a shake every now and again to help the flavours from the sloes mix into the gin, it is fine to bottle it at 3 months or keep it for 6months, best bet is to take little tasters along its way the you can try ...
by SloeWolf
10 May 2010, 20:46
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Rhubarb Vodka (schanpps)
Replies: 9
Views: 10086

Re: Rhubarb Vodka (schanpps)

I have to decided to try this this year as i have just started a rhubarb wine and this seems equally appealling. My Recipe is: 2 lb Rhubarb 1/2 lb Sugar 1 litre Vodka I have been tempted to try and add some ginger to it for a bit of a kick, anyone tried that before ? and nows the right time of year ...
by SloeWolf
31 Mar 2010, 18:18
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Damson & Sloe Gin
Replies: 1
Views: 3415

Damson & Sloe Gin

I was bottling up my damson gin and i ended up with a half a 70cl bottle filled, so i went to the freezer and filled the bottle up with some sloes i had in there and a small amount of sugar. The damsons were left for 5 months in the bottle, made to the recipe in damson section. I am going to leave t...
by SloeWolf
30 Sep 2008, 18:03
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Will 2008 be a bad year for the blackthorn?
Replies: 67
Views: 28218

Re: Will 2008 be a bad year for the blackthorn?

Well im from hertfordshire and i think the sloes are out there you just need to find a spot that hasn't been affected by the lack of sloes, as i have found a spot that faces where the sun goes down so surely the frosts would have got them if they were not in the sun all morning ?
by SloeWolf
30 Sep 2008, 17:56
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: hedgerow harvest
Replies: 7
Views: 4479

Re: hedgerow harvest

I have also managed to get about 1.5 kilos but i was lucky i found a hedgerow full of them where i got them last year, but everywhere else i found blackthorns there was very very few sloes maybe a handfull or less on large size blackthorns. Also alot of people i know have had no joy with finding slo...
by SloeWolf
25 Sep 2008, 17:59
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Cranberry Vodka
Replies: 15
Views: 12503

Re: Cranberry Vodka

i have heard this is very good so will be hoping i can pick some cranberries up at the supermarket and give this a go :D
by SloeWolf
25 Sep 2008, 17:53
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Blackberry Sloe Gin ?
Replies: 10
Views: 18880

Re: Blackberry Sloe Gin ?

i made sloe gin last year for the first time and into a demijohn i must have put about a kilo of sloes and i added a cgood couple of handfulls of blackberries and a vanilla pod(deseeded) and the result was most excellent the flavours work together very well and i really do recommended the addition o...
by SloeWolf
25 Sep 2008, 17:48
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Blackberry Vodka
Replies: 2
Views: 9910

Re: Blackberry Vodka

I have just started some blackberry vodka, i bought a litre and had another litre bottle empty so split the vodka between the two and added 500g freshly frozen blackberries about 70g of sugar to one bottle and 500g blackberries and about 70g of vanilla sugar to the other. cant wait to try the results
by SloeWolf
24 Sep 2008, 20:34
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Will 2008 be a bad year for the blackthorn?
Replies: 67
Views: 28218

Re: Will 2008 be a bad year for the blackthorn?

I have had mixed findings with sloes, one spot i have found lots of sloes i have already had a kilo and theres plenty more to come and others have just the odd sloe, maybe people have got their first :?:
by SloeWolf
24 Sep 2008, 19:41
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Just started my sloe gin
Replies: 1
Views: 1908

Just started my sloe gin

i have managed to get about a kilo of sloes and have added about 300g of sugar and a litre of gin, i made it for the first time last year but added blackberrys and a vanilla pod and i had a very nice drink :D . I think i am going to pick some more sloes hopefully i can get another kilo and am going ...