Lots of people wanted to know how to make sloe gin and the other liqueurs I have made. I haven’t drunk any of these yet, so I don’t actually know if they are any good or not. Here’s how I did this. Firstly, I bought 1 bottle of Tesco vodka and 2 bottles of Tesco gin. Just under £8 per bottle! I know that’s a lot of money but the liqueurs will last me for months. When I made the sloe gin, I collected 250g of sloes and I froze them and this causes the skins to split. I decanted the 75cl of gin into a larger bottle I had and added the 250g of sloes and 250g of white sugar. I put the lid on and shook it. Every so often, I take the bottle out of the cupboard and I shake it. As the days have gone by, it has darkened and become richer looking.
Are you picking up on a pattern here? Same weight of sugar as fruit, stuff fruit into the spirits. I used vodka with the raspberries after seeing a bottle of rapsberry vodka in the supermarket. I bought the raspberries and blackberries on offer and both were 99p a punnet for 250g.