Does sloe gin get stronger with age?

Sloe Gin improves with age (to a certain point), so make more than you need and keep some for next year.

How long can sloe gin be kept?

After 3 months – or 6 months or a year – strain out the sloes, using a muslin-lined funnel placed in a bottle. Cork or seal your bottle and store in a dark cupboard. Wait for at least a year before drinking… if you can.

How strong is sloe gin?

Sloe gin is a British red liqueur made with gin and sloes. Sloes are the fruit (drupe) of Prunus spinosa, a relative of the plum. Sloe gin has an alcohol content between 15 and 30 percent by volume.

Does sloe gin go off?

Once your gin bottle is open, the oxidisation process starts. Basically, the gin’s flavour will change (and get slightly worse) very gradually over time. It’s preferable to use up an opened bottle of gin within a year. Although it won’t go off, after a year or more opened gin won’t taste particularly nice.

Can you leave sloes in gin too long?

Now the gin is ready to drink – but is best left to mature for a bit longer (a couple of months) – it will now keep indefinitely. Don’t throw the sloes away after you’ve drained them – they are now deliciously sweet and can be covered in chocolate and eaten with ice-cream, or as a post-supper treat.

Is it bad to drink gin everyday?

In the short term, excessive drinking can lead to risky behavior or alcohol poisoning. Long-term risks include: Alcohol dependency. High blood pressure, heart disease, or stroke.

Why is gin so bad?

Often mistaken for swigging back a glass of potent bleach, drinking gin gives that lava-in-the-oesophagus sensation that ruins any good night out. And the heartburn and acid reflux that follows for days is absolute agony.

Is sloe gin poisonous?

Sloes are not edible raw, they are mouth-puckeringly astringent, but they are delicious as a fruity flavouring for gin (or brandy or vodka?) and sloe gin is very simple to make. You will need: a needle. some bottles with screw caps.

Does sloe gin need sugar?

Sugar should really only be added at the start to produce sweet sloes for baking or chocolates, rather than good sloe gin. One of the common complaints about standard sloe recipes is that some years they produce a too-sweet liqueur, while other years are not sweet enough.

Can you drink sloe gin neat?

Sloe gin is a fruity liqueur that can be served neat, with a mixer or even used in cooking.

Which sloe gin is the best?

  1. Gordons Sloe Gin. Gordon’s.
  2. Pickering’s Sloe Gin. Pickering’s.
  3. Sipsmith Sloe Gin. Sipsmith.
  4. Warner Edwards Harrington Sloe Gin. Warner Edwards.
  5. 6 O’clock Sloe Gin. 6 o’clock Gin.
  6. Greenall’s sloe gin. sltn.co.uk.
  7. Monkey 47 Sloe Gin. Monkey 47.
  8. Elephant Sloe Gin. Elephant Sloe Gin.

Why is my sloe gin bitter?

Sloes do not desiccate and concentrate their sugars after a frost, like grapes in ice-wine-making. It is just that even when ripe, sloes are intensely bitter, so tasting them is not an option.

What’s the best way to drink 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. ‘

Is sloe gin more alcoholic?

Sloe gin can have a lower alcohol content than gin. Gin is less sweet than sloe gin. Gin is made from traditional distillation processes while sloe gin is made from mixing sugar and sloe berries and steeping in gin.

Is gin made from vodka?

Gin is flavored vodka The most usual production method for gin is to distill botanicals, such as juniper, coriander, citrus peel, cinnamon, almond or liquorice, with neutral grain alcohol. Making gin is like flavoring vodka, except that botanicals are always natural.

Can you add more sugar to sloe gin?

We recommend not to add any sugar during the maceration process. This is because the sugar will prevent the gin from extracting the natural fruit sugars and flavours from the sloe berries. If you add the sugar after the maceration you can add the exact amount needed to create a well balanced sloe gin.