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.

How long can you keep sloe gin for?

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.

Does Sloe Gin get better 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 does sloe gin last when opened?

We would recommend consuming your Gin within 1 year of opening under normal storage conditions. As previously mentioned, the oxidation starts once opened, but this can take many months before you start to notice a slight change in the taste.

What can I do with old sloe gin?

  1. Sloe Jam.
  2. Sloe Chocolates.
  3. Sloe Brandy (or Sherry)
  4. Sloe Cordial.
  5. Sloe Cider.

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.

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.

Why is sloe gin less alcoholic?

Despite the name, sloe gin isn’t actually a gin, but a liqueur. This is because the ABV is between 20-25%, below the minimum requirement of a spirit. “Plus there’s a lot more sugar in it than a regular gin,” Sam adds.

Is drinking a bottle of gin a week too much?

  1. You’re drinking more than you should… So, if you listen to the experts, you should be drinking no more than 14 units of alcohol a week. … “People [who have a problem] find they are regularly exceeding those unit guidelines and finding it increasingly hard to have a day off from alcohol,” she said.

What is 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.

Should sloe gin be refrigerated?

Store it in a cool, dark cupboard or shelf out of direct sunlight if you can’t keep it in the fridge or freezer, and it should be fine. More importantly, though, gin should never be served at room temperature!

Can you eat the sloes from sloe gin?

It tastes delicious, like a port with a lovely gentle sloe edge. You can add sugar to taste. I’ve included a lower amount than the sloe gin recipe, increase it if you prefer. You’ll need the container you used for the sloe gin to make this in and then bottles in which to store your ‘port’.

Are sloes edible?

Sloes are in the same family as plums and cherries so if you’re brave you can eat them raw, though they are incredibly sharp and will dry your mouth out before you even finish your first one. Sloes are best used as a flavouring to deliver a rich plumminess, especially in sloe wine, whisky, jelliy, syrup and chocolate.

What do you do with fruit after making gin?

  1. Another spirit infusion. There will be enough damson flavour to repeat the infusion process with another spirit.
  2. Fortified ‘port’
  3. Chocolate**
  4. Sauce.
  5. Puddings, biscuits and cakes.