How much sugar to add to sloe gin?

Add sugar. We recommend to only add the sweetness after straining the sloe gin through a super fine sieve. The best way to then add sugar is by using simple syrup (mix one part water with one part sugar in a pan at low temperature avoiding boiling at all times) instead of granulated sugar.

How much sugar should I put in my sloe gin?

Mix 100 gr sugar (granulated or caster) and 50 ml water in a saucepan and heat slowly until the sugar is dissolved. Let this cool. This is sufficient for 800 ml gin but you may want to add more to your taste. Carefully strain the fruit from the jars.

Does adding sugar to sloe gin make it stronger?

You need lots of sugar when making sloe gin. In response, many tend to load up their sloe gin with sugar to help compensate for the sloe berries’ intensity. While it’s worth adding some sweetener, begin with small additions to taste—the last thing you want is an overly saccharine concoction.

Is there sugar in sloe gin?

Sloe gin is a liqueur produced by the maceration (soaking so as to extract or concentrate flavours) of sloe berries in gin, with the possible addition of sloe juice. It has a minimum sugar content of 100g per litre and the name ‘sloe gin’ can be supplemented by the term ‘liqueur’.

Why does my sloe gin taste 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 can I add to sloe gin?

Add sloe gin, regular gin, 1/2 ounce of lemon juice and simple syrup (or sugar) to a cocktail shaker filled half way with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled. Taste then adjust with additional lemon or simple syrup/sugar.

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.

Are sloe berries poisonous?

While a small amount of raw berry will probably have little effect, the berries do contain hydrogen cyanide, which in larger doses may definitely have toxic effect. However, the berries are processed commercially into sloe gin as well as in wine making and preserves.

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.

Can sloe gin go bad?

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. (As if it’s going to last that long!)

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.

Does sloe gin get more alcoholic?

The sweetness and flavouring can be adjusted at the end of the process depending on the makers taste. Given sufficient amounts of time to steep, the alcohol will infuse an almond like essence from the sloes stones. Sloe Gin tends to have a lower alcohol content than traditional gin of 15 and 30 percent by volume.

Which gin has lowest calories?

  1. Brockmans Gin – 56 calories (25ml)
  2. Skol Gin – 54 calories (25ml)
  3. Hendrick’s Gin – 54 calories (25ml)
  4. Gordon’s Special Dry Gin – 52 calories (25ml)
  5. Sipsmith Gin – 52 calories (25ml)
  6. Opihr Gin – 50 calories (25ml)

What can you do with sloe gin berries?

  1. Sloe Jam. A jar of sloe jam isn’t just a gorgeous seasonal treat – it’s also an ideal stocking stuffer.
  2. Sloe Chocolates.
  3. Sloe Brandy (or Sherry)
  4. Sloe Cordial.
  5. Sloe Cider.

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.