Sloe gin is a fruity liqueur that can be served neat, with a mixer or even used in cooking.
- 1 How do you enjoy sloe gin?
- 2 How do you serve sloe gin neat?
- 3 Do I need to filter sloe gin?
- 4 What’s the best mixer for sloe gin?
- 5 Can sloe gin go off?
- 6 Does sloe gin improve with age?
- 7 What percentage alcohol is sloe gin?
- 8 Is Gordon’s gin good for sloe gin?
- 9 What does sloe gin taste like?
- 10 How long should you leave sloe gin?
- 11 What can I use to filter sloe gin?
- 12 Why is my sloe gin cloudy?
- 13 Can you mix gin and Coke?
- 14 Is sloe gin good for colds?
- 15 Does sloe gin need to be refrigerated?
How do you enjoy sloe gin?
Sloe gin is traditionally sipped neat or as a hot toddy cocktail according to Joanne, but it works lovely chilled too. ‘I would suggest using ice if drinking in cold cocktails such as a sloe gin and ginger ale,’ Joanne recommends. ‘Or just add a shot to a chilled glass of Prosecco.
How do you serve sloe gin neat?
Not sure how to drink your sloe gin? Well, traditionally it is drunk neat or in warm drinks like a hot toddy, but it’s also delicious over ice, combined with a light, neutral tonic with a sprig of rosemary to garnish, or even topped up with prosecco for a fabulous sparkling aperitif!
Do I need to filter sloe gin?
It is a wine filter, not a liqueur filter. The sugar solution will keep the sloe gin back. You will have to rely upon straining the sloes rather than filtering.
What’s the best mixer for sloe gin?
Sloe gin is deliciously sweet with rich notes of plum and red berries. Combining this fruity sweetness with the bitter notes found in Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic Water makes for a perfectly balanced and refreshing long drink.
Can sloe gin go off?
Unopened gin has a shelf life of several years – or even longer. So long as the bottle or seal isn’t broken, i.e. no air has been getting in, the alcohol will taste exactly the same when you do finally open it as when you bought it. Unlike wine, bottled gin doesn’t get better with age!
Does sloe gin improve with age?
Sloe Gin improves with age (to a certain point), so make more than you need and keep some for next year.
What percentage alcohol is sloe gin?
Sloe Gin tends to have a lower alcohol content than traditional gin of 15 and 30 percent by volume. The Settlers Sloe Gin is pleasantly tart with attractive juniper and herbal notes, but is a proper gin with an alcohol content of 43 ABV.
Is Gordon’s gin good for sloe gin?
Gordons take the finest wild sloe berries and steep them gently, before adding Gordon’s gin. The result is a wonderful tipple that marries the dryness of Gordon’s with cassis sweetness – perfect in cocktails, as an alternative G&T, or simply on its own (but always with friends!).
What does sloe gin taste like?
Sloe Gin’s Flavor Depends on Ingredient Quality “High quality [sloe gin] is going to taste plummy and have an earthy, raisiny like quality. They are often very sweet. Good ones tend to also have notes of almonds, which comes from the pit of the fruit.”
How long should you leave sloe gin?
Store the jar in a cool, dark place and leave for two to three months. Line a plastic sieve with a square of muslin set over a bowl and strain the sloe gin through it. Decant into clean, dry bottles, then seal and label.
What can I use to filter sloe gin?
If your sloe gin is a little murky it is possible to filter out the offending particles using filter paper placed in a funnel. Buy some good-quality wine filter papers (coffee filter paper does not work) and fold them repeatedly to form a pleated cone.
Why is my sloe gin cloudy?
Re: sloe gin If you cut the sloes, the liquid will be cloudy, if you pricked the sloes with a fork (or a silver hat pin) then it should clear.
Can you mix gin and Coke?
Sure, the Gin and Tonic is probably the first easy gin drink that jumps to mind. But mixing this botanical liquor with cola is a very good idea. Use the right ratio and the delicate flavor of gin shines through without getting overpowered by the sweet cola. Add a zing of lime and it tastes totally novel.
Is sloe gin good for colds?
Hot Toddy’s are thought to improve colds and flu’s because alcohol numbs pain and encourages sleep, and the addition of fruit juice gives a boost of vitamin C.
Does sloe gin need to be refrigerated?
The rule I use is: If it’s under 15% alcohol or if the base is wine, it goes in the fridge once it’s open. Spirits like whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, etc. don’t need to be refrigerated because the high alcohol content preserves their integrity.