Sloe gin has an interesting color and flavor. It is sweeter and more aromatic than ordinary gin. It is very easy to make.
- Crush the sloe fruit in a bowl, remove the stones. Add the sugar mixing well. Pour into a sterile jar with an airtight lid.
- Add the gin and seal. Allow to stand in a cool dark place for 6-8 weeks, shaking the every day for the first week and a couple of times a week from then on.
- Strain and bottle.
Sloes are a fruit from the blackthorn tree. You should be able to purchase sloes at a specialty store.
If you don't have sloes, try wild damson plums.