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by grace
04 Nov 2010, 00:44
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Asda jars are rubbish
Replies: 6
Views: 4410

Re: Asda jars are rubbish

I used to use the 2 litre plastic bottles back in the day when I did more experimenting with separate batches. Never had any problems. It never occurred to me that there might be, after all they don't spoil the taste of the drinks sold in them. They are nice and light to pick up and shake too. I ten...
by grace
04 Nov 2010, 00:37
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: wild plums?
Replies: 7
Views: 5949

Re: wild plums?

September? that's late for cherry plums! Round our way they were all falling off the trees by early August, all over the road like a Persian carpet :) I do them in gin too, forgot all about them to be honest and only found them yesterday when I was looking for the demijohns. Had a little slurp, it's...
by grace
02 Sep 2009, 23:04
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Plum ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 3885

Re: Plum ideas?

They are nice in white rum, rather than gin. This year I'm trying them in a dark rum with some spices as well ....
by grace
09 Oct 2007, 03:12
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Bottles For Christmas Gifts?
Replies: 9
Views: 12058

Goonberry wrote: Landlord said no
You need to visit more pubs ......... :twisted:
by grace
25 Sep 2007, 16:14
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Bottles For Christmas Gifts?
Replies: 9
Views: 12058

I just ask at the pub, they will save us mineral water bottles, clear glass with screw tops. Free.
by grace
25 Sep 2007, 16:11
Forum: Damson gin
Topic: Bottles as gifts
Replies: 8
Views: 10710

Mineral water bottles. From the pub. Free. Just ask them to save you some (with the tops).
by grace
24 Jul 2007, 23:56
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: glass bottles
Replies: 1
Views: 3113

Mineral water bottles are just right for this. Ask in the pub if they will save some for you. (Remind them to keep the tops as well!)
by grace
17 Jul 2007, 20:11
Forum: All other fruits
Topic: Mirabelles
Replies: 7
Views: 6495

Well, it was very good indeed, and I will be making it again. Sadly my neighbour reports a poor harvest this year, so I shall have to look elsewhere for supplies.
by grace
20 Mar 2007, 12:15
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: A little bit of spice
Replies: 2
Views: 3504

Following the success of the above, I had three bottles worth of gin and sloes still sitting in a demi-john at the New Year, so I added the appropriate amount of spices and left it for a further couple of months. Just strained and filtered it yesterday, and it's awesome! Now I just have to try and k...
by grace
12 Jan 2007, 19:58
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Sloe Gin - does anyone else add almonds?
Replies: 18
Views: 18195

Hi, Elizabeth - yes, they were blanched almonds. Only one bottle, thank goodness. It is drinkable, but nowhere near as nice as the rest - especially the spicy version!
by grace
31 Dec 2006, 11:40
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: A little bit of spice
Replies: 2
Views: 3504

A little bit of spice

This year I made one litre of sloe gin with the addition of a cinnamon stick, two cloves and six allspice berries. The result is delicious, with a little suggestion of mulled wine, or maybe Christmas pudding about it.

Perhaps I should say was delicious, as it's nearly all gone! So has my cold!
by grace
31 Dec 2006, 11:31
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Sloe Gin - does anyone else add almonds?
Replies: 18
Views: 18195

We tasted this last night, and found it decidedly inferior to the straight sloe gin. The colour is much paler, the clarity affected (as I said above, it's very opaque in comparison) and the taste harsher and less pleasant. This was one bottle out of a number that have otherwise been made at the same...
by grace
19 Dec 2006, 18:32
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Sloe Gin - does anyone else add almonds?
Replies: 18
Views: 18195

I tried the almonds for the first time this year, and have just filtered and bottled the result. It's noticeably less clear than the regular stuff, both before and after filtering. All the debris and sludge has been eliminated, but it's more ... opaque is probably the best way to describe it. Has an...
by grace
15 Dec 2006, 17:48
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: August Sloe Gin
Replies: 1
Views: 2785

I take your point, but we should bear in mind that this year was exceptional. The sloes were ripening about a month earlier than the norm, so late August sloes this year were more like a typical late September picking. And so on.
by grace
25 Nov 2006, 16:51
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Sloe Gin and Coffee Beans
Replies: 11
Views: 12152

I have just done what is definitely the last bottle this year. The sloes have had a few frosts on them and there were still enough plump and juicy ones, but most are now shrivelling, so that's that.

Have added the coffee beans to this one, so am expecting something special from it!