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by Daveg
20 Dec 2006, 13:10
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: 1st Time maker - Have I done this right ?
Replies: 21
Views: 14520

PATIENCE is what's needed here. You can't expect anything like the final result after 2 or 3 weeks. Stick it away and forget about it for 3 months. Set an alarm or something to remind you. I've done mine to coincide with my Christmas holidays. First job: strain the sloe and Damson Gin. Your patience...
by Daveg
07 Dec 2006, 21:24
Forum: Damson gin
Topic: Damson Gin Recipe
Replies: 6
Views: 21085

Just sampled my first bottle of damson gin and it's wonderful!!! The sloe gin is nice but next year i'll add more sugar i think. I used the recipe from this site. The 3-2-1 damson gin recipe makes a lovely sweet liquer that's very moreish. I made damson brandy and blackberry and elderberry brandy us...
by Daveg
03 Sep 2006, 21:36
Forum: Sloe jam, jelly, etc
Topic: Sloe Gin Ice Cream
Replies: 6
Views: 11985

Alcohol doesn't freeze, just goes slushy. Perhaps a boozy sorbet could be interesting to follow a fish course during a meal etc.
by Daveg
03 Sep 2006, 21:15
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Will the Crop be early this year ?
Replies: 36
Views: 22354

Hello everyone, Walked the dog this afternoon (Suffolk) and picked 2kg of ripe sloes. A couple of bushes will need a couple more weeks but the majority were plump and soft. No green tinge. So one batch is on the go and i didn't see any signs of anyone else having picked the low ones, isn't it funny ...
by Daveg
03 Sep 2006, 20:51
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: I'm too lazy to do my own conversions!
Replies: 2
Views: 3331

You've probobly sorted it out by now but i've just done a batch of Sloe gin using the site recipe and it uses about a fifth of a demijohn so to fill one you are looking at 2kg of sloes, 750g of sugar and 2.5 litres of gin. Expensive that but worth it :wink:
by Daveg
03 Sep 2006, 12:38
Forum: Damson gin
Topic: Damson Gin Recipe
Replies: 6
Views: 21085

Hi, Thanx for the reply deadsloeandstop. The Damson Brandy recipe's on this site somewhere, anything that can improve brandy is good in my view, not being a lover of the spirit myself. I'm in Suffolk and i've found myself a quater mile stretch of hedgerow just hanging with Elderberries, Sloes and Bl...
by Daveg
02 Sep 2006, 18:24
Forum: Damson gin
Topic: Damson Gin Recipe
Replies: 6
Views: 21085

Damson Gin Recipe

The Mother in Law :evil: at Christmas gets out her Damson Gin and as usual it disappears straight after the first glass, tight bugger! So this year i'm making my own. Just put the first batch in the cupboard so i thought i'd share the recipe. She calls it her 3-2-1 recipe, 3lb of Damsons (pricked ob...