Sloe Brandy

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Birchy
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Sloe Brandy

Post by Birchy » 09 Sep 2006, 12:52

I have a recipe for making Sloe Brandy with your leftover ginny sloes. If anyone's interested, I'll dig it out and post.

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Post by deadsloeandstop » 10 Sep 2006, 10:00

Oh...yes, please!

I put my leftovers in cider last year...which was OK-ish...but I'm liking the sound of the brandy option :D

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Post by Elizabeth » 12 Sep 2006, 10:48

Oh YES PLEASE!!! I did the sherry thing then made the chocs as posted last year, sounds even better with brandy.
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Post by mrs-ploppy » 13 Sep 2006, 08:20

I poured a very indifferent bottle of wine over the leftover berries and left it for a couple of weeks-alchemy! the wine was great,very alcoholic though!

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Post by TillyBoo » 15 Sep 2006, 13:08

I did the same-ish last year. I put the sloes I had taken out of the gin when I bottled it last december and put them into a bottle of vodka. I bottled this vodka 2 days ago and to be honest, Im not sure if i like it. It tastes quite 'soapy'

Not sure if its an aquired taste though.....

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Post by Elizabeth » 18 Sep 2006, 21:01

Was that red or white wine Mrs Ploppy?

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Post by mrs-ploppy » 19 Sep 2006, 09:25

It was a bottle of cheapo holiday red-bit harsh before being treated to the ginny sloes.I might try white this year though and see how it goes-I bet it would go a nice colour!

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Post by Elizabeth » 19 Sep 2006, 13:04

Thank you for the reply, yes white would be interesting but I think I might try the red too, in fact the bottle we had last night would probably have been improved by a few sloes :(

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Post by deadsloeandstop » 19 Sep 2006, 21:01

This may be off-topic...but someone told me that if you have a crappy bottle of white wine, then pop some elderflowers in for a while and that will solve things :o ...and if you have a dodgy bottle of red, pour it into a decanter that has had a little port swirled aound in it :D

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Post by Elizabeth » 24 Sep 2006, 18:30

I found a bottle of port that has been knocking around in the cupboard for a couple of years and have thrown some sloes into it that were in gin. I will let you know how it works out.
I use elderflowers for ointment, must try to put some in sonme wine next year.
E x

debbieh
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Re: Sloe Brandy

Post by debbieh » 29 Nov 2006, 18:25

Birchy wrote:I have a recipe for making Sloe Brandy with your leftover ginny sloes. If anyone's interested, I'll dig it out and post.
Hi could I have a copy of the recipe for making sloe brandy please

Thanks :lol:

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Sloe Brandy - Burgendy style (?)

Post by Adrian » 08 Jan 2007, 09:53

Hi There,

I heard that sloe brandy was a much prized tipple in Burgendy - Larousse Gastronomique says so - so gave it a go with some cheapo 'French Brandy' and had very tastey results... though I feel a better quality brandy (as with a better quality gin for sloe gin) would have much improved things.

I did what I usually do with sloe gin/vodka making - washed the sloes, dried them on a tea towel for a while, put the litre of brandy into a 2 lt bottle, added 220 grams of golden caster sugar, then popped in the sloes - cutting them once each with a sharp knife - until the bottle was full to the top. I'd kind of describe the taste as having sort of caramel notes... but with that nice bit of plumy sharpness sloes bring. I think I'll be trying it next year with a Courvoisier - which should do away with the slightly iffy after-taste I'm sure was to do with the cheapness of the brandy.

Also, if a bit off piste, I reckon 180g of sugar (golden caster) is about right for making damson gin (following the same pattern as above for sloe gin/vodka/brandy). Seems to me the whole issue with fruit liquor making centres around tang to sweetness ratio.

Adrian

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Re: Sloe Brandy

Post by Mark Smith » 21 Sep 2010, 22:34

Hi

Sloe Brandy - sounds great. Can you send me a copy of the recipe also please?

Thanks

Mark :lol:

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