Sloe Vodka

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Andrew Sheerin
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Sloe Vodka

Post by Andrew Sheerin » 29 Sep 2005, 21:25

I can here the uproar now...Sloe Vodka

However, I tried it at a friend house last Christmas - it was excellent.

So I have made a couple of bottles this year, I will let you know the out come this Christmas. Has anyone tried this combination?

Andrew

PS
Most of this years pick went into the gin.

wildfowler
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Post by wildfowler » 02 Oct 2005, 20:43

Ive drunk a bottle or two of sloe vodka and have made some this year but I must say damson vodka is much better, as is sloes much better suited to gin
Mal :wink:

terroir
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Sloe vodka

Post by terroir » 11 Sep 2006, 18:08

Hello I am new from Belgium
Here we do not have any tradition of sloe liquor and i am i thinck the only one in my neighbourhoud who knows sloeberries They are planted next to the railroad. There are no wild sloes in Flanders anymore.
I try next time to have them sent to me from Poland.

I never tried Sloe gin. I always put them on vodka like Russians do.

Does anybody have experience with rowanberries?
Leo
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Post by deadsloeandstop » 12 Sep 2006, 21:14

Hello Leo,

I have made rowanberry & apple jelly (jam) a few times :D

You really must try sloe gin...it is the perfect drink for winter...and much nicer than sloe vodka.

Cheers,

terroir
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Post by terroir » 13 Sep 2006, 15:08

Ok I'll try both thanks.
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Post by jacquelinej » 29 Sep 2006, 18:54

hi, i have just made sloe vodka - i have also made sloe gin, blackberry vodka and sloe white rum with brown sugar.
I havent made any of these before so they are all experimental and i haven't tried any yet - am going to wait untl christmas

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Post by greenhorn » 03 Oct 2006, 13:48

HI, IS THE RECIPE THE SAME FOR SLOE VODKA AS FOR SLOE GIN? MY FIRST EVER BATCH IS UNDERWAY AS WE SPEAK (I DID THIS ON SUNDAY) DO YOU THINK I AM TOO EARLY?

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Post by deadsloeandstop » 07 Oct 2006, 19:51

From this month's Waitrose Food Illustrated...Sloe Vodka :D

450g Sloes
1 litre Vodka
450g Caster Sugar
4 Cloves

Wash and discard and damaged fruit and place in the freezer in a plastic bag. Leave for a day or two until they are frozen solid and start to burst, this saves time having to prick them with a knife.

Defrost and out in a sterilised 2 litre jar or glass bottle. Pour over the vodka and add the sugar and cloves. Shake the container every other day for a month, the occasionally for the next 3 months. After this it can be strained and bottled. Leave it for 6 months to mellow.

Serve as an after dinner liquer or an aperitif over ice... :D

Note: I'm not one to take issue with Waitrose...but I would skip the freezing bit and cut the sloes. I don't know why they suggest a sterilised glass container...it seems a bit retentive to me :roll:

Enjoy!!! :D

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