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by Srebarna Birding
03 Oct 2008, 06:20
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Will 2008 be a bad year for the blackthorn?
Replies: 67
Views: 31823

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

Just to let you know that the situation is the same here in Bulgaria! :shock: I went out a few weeks ago to check on my usual patch and the bushes are still there but with about the quarter of the berries on them...very strange.... At first I thought someone else had been there before me...or that t...
by Srebarna Birding
07 Mar 2007, 19:21
Forum: Sloe gin chocolates
Topic: Where did I go wrong?
Replies: 4
Views: 11280

Thanks for that...at least I know I am not alone and don't feel so bad now..... :roll:

I don't understand why they stayed so hard and tasted of nothing really..
Ah well they did the trick with the Gin and Rakia ...so must not grumble.. :wink:
by Srebarna Birding
04 Mar 2007, 16:01
Forum: All other spirits etc
Topic: Sloe Whisky
Replies: 9
Views: 17570

Well just to report back the Sloe Rakia is absolutely gorgeous... :D :D ...........dare I say even smoother than the Gin .... :oops: I am really pleased with both though for my first attempt! Thanks to you all for your help :wink: Only making one change to the recipe for next year.... that is to ......
by Srebarna Birding
04 Mar 2007, 15:57
Forum: All other spirits etc
Topic: Amaretto
Replies: 4
Views: 8039

Update....

Well I have made something ...but it tastes nothing like Amaretto.. :? :? I removed the kernals today and took a sip....quite nutty in flavour...but not almondy at all.... Ah well ...I've added the Brandy and it tastes very nice indeed. According to the recipe I am now supposed to wait another 2 mon...
by Srebarna Birding
04 Mar 2007, 15:50
Forum: Sloe gin chocolates
Topic: Where did I go wrong?
Replies: 4
Views: 11280

Where did I go wrong?

Well made my sloe Gin and Rakia...both yummmy...very very pleased with my first attempt! :D :D not lasting long though...... I removed the sloes to try to make chocs with them today....and they are horrid.... Some still too hard...some with 'pasty' consistancy...even when I dipped them in masses of ...
by Srebarna Birding
09 Jan 2007, 19:36
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Strange taste
Replies: 4
Views: 5381

Thanks for that...it ,makes good sense so I went into the basement to do as you suggested.... However further to a closer inspection I found this....very strange.... :roll: I did two bottles with the same batch of sloes picked...but a few days appart because I did not have enough Gin.I kept the sloe...
by Srebarna Birding
09 Jan 2007, 07:41
Forum: All other spirits etc
Topic: Instant Baileys.......
Replies: 3
Views: 7348

Just to let you all know I opened the second bottle last night and I must admit it tastes even better! :D

The ingredients tasted 'as one'...before you could identify the different taste of the condensed and evaporated milk ...

A fine 'blend' now...won't last long though.... :D :D
by Srebarna Birding
09 Jan 2007, 07:38
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Strange taste
Replies: 4
Views: 5381

I too have tried a little taste of mine after about two and a half months... Colour looks great and its thickening up nicely but to be honest it tastes a bit 'tart' :? I followed the recipe off the forum...just wondering am I being a bit impatient...or should I add a little more sugar? Advice most w...
by Srebarna Birding
20 Dec 2006, 21:28
Forum: All other spirits etc
Topic: fruity vodka
Replies: 4
Views: 8040

Love the strawberry idea :D :D

I will definitely try that one ...thanks!
by Srebarna Birding
20 Dec 2006, 21:23
Forum: All other spirits etc
Topic: Instant Baileys.......
Replies: 3
Views: 7348

Instant Baileys.......

A friend just gave me this recipe to try...I did today. Not quite Baileys...but not bad at all ..I was impressed!!! One third of what it would cost me to buy over here :wink: Plus it's ready to drink straight away.... :lol: :lol: ''Happy Christmas to all!! '' 1 litre cheap whiskey (any will do).. 2 ...
by Srebarna Birding
03 Dec 2006, 17:34
Forum: All other spirits etc
Topic: SLOE BRANDY - RESULT!
Replies: 2
Views: 7656

Can I ask ...how long did you leave the Sloes in for :?:
by Srebarna Birding
03 Dec 2006, 17:28
Forum: All other spirits etc
Topic: Sloe Whisky
Replies: 9
Views: 17570

Hi there,
How long do you think you will leave the berries in for?

I am experimenting and adding it to my homemade Rakia...and wondering how long to leave it...what do you think?? :roll:
by Srebarna Birding
18 Nov 2006, 21:59
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Removing almonds
Replies: 9
Views: 6843

Zdrasti! :D

Izvinete me ...nyama problem.

Govorite li Bulgarski?

I would still be tempted to remove the cloves... think adding more almonds may not work....will they be strong enough in flavour?
You could always add more alcohol :lol: :lol:
by Srebarna Birding
14 Nov 2006, 20:33
Forum: All other spirits etc
Topic: Amaretto
Replies: 4
Views: 8039

Well a few bottles are now sitting on my window ledge....

I shall update in a 3/4 months...when I shall take a sneaky sip...and see if it is working. :lol: :lol:
by Srebarna Birding
14 Nov 2006, 20:29
Forum: Sloe gin recipes
Topic: Exploding Bottles...
Replies: 6
Views: 5498

Well thanks for that...a very comprehensive receipe! My methods are usually very simple as here I cannot always get the ingredients I need...but I will have a good go at my version and let you know how I get along... :D For example I followed the villagers' advice here this year.....my wine was just...