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Sloe gin/vodka
Wed 23-Sep-09
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Terrier
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Anyone got any good recipes for sloe vodka - I saw something on the interent a few weeks ago that included steeping with star anise and coffee beans, but can't find it now.

Wed 23-Sep-09
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Sorry can't help, have only made raspberry and blackberry vodkas for the first time this year. And it's all this site's fault!!!!!!!! I don't even drink 🙂

Wed 23-Sep-09
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We make sloe vodka - but just use sloes, sugar and vodka (just like sloe gin).

Sampled some of the 2007 vintage last night - very, very good!

Haven't tried flavouring sloe vodka with spices - but have use spices in Quince vodka and Nocino (green walnut vodka) - so give it a try.

C 🙂

Thu 24-Sep-09
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I've made sloe gin as well and I'm pretty sure the recipe is the same for gin or vodka. Would post it if I could remember it or find it!!!
Will post again after a good search - or try the BBC website, most of the recipes I have had to search for have been there.

Fri 25-Sep-09
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I've made sloe vodka in exactly the same way as sloe gin and it's turned out absolutely fine.  Would recommend keeping the sloe gin in the freezer though - it improves it no end Smile

Sun 27-Sep-09
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Jan Rawlinson said:

Anyone got any good recipes for sloe vodka - I saw something on the interent a few weeks ago that included steeping with star anise and coffee beans, but can't find it now.


Hi Jan - I think you may have stumbled upon a recipe for Patxaran or Pacharan a Basque/Spanish liqueur from Navarre in the Pyrenees. Have a look here

C Cool

Sun 27-Sep-09
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What we've tried with one of our sloe gin batches is putting a couple of almonds in while the sloes steep. Very simple little alteration but gives an extra little depth to the flavour 🙂

Mon 28-Sep-09
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Stovekitty said:I've made sloe vodka in exactly the same way as sloe gin and it's turned out absolutely fine.  Would recommend keeping the sloe gin in the freezer though - it improves it no end Smile


When you say it improves it, how exactly does it improve it?   i have read various things about freezing and not freezing and have yet to be convinced either way!

Mon 28-Sep-09
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Today I collected a litre ice cream carton full of wild plums, and a litre bottle of vodka.

Intending to use wild plums as a sloe substitute. Will be checking out the recipes in the next couple of days. Also look pic of the plums in the tree with leaves, which I'll post when I have a bit of time to upload pics to computer and hence to photobucket. Have evening shift tonight, so not today.

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Mon 28-Sep-09
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Would using douwe egberts coffee jars be airtight enough for making wild plum vodka?

And what about Gold Blend jars, if you put cling film over the top before screwing them up?

And what to do with the plums later on? Would it be silly to melt some chocolate and coat the plums that have been sitting in vodka with it?

David

Tue 29-Sep-09
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Hello, picked sloes yesterday and some not too ripe, will they ripen eventually? if not, will they be anygood to use?

Tue 29-Sep-09
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Well I've always used a varied assortment of jars with no problems.  Last week I decanted the damson gin from 2007 into bottles, removed the stones & chopped the gin sodden fruit into smaller pieces.  I then melted some decent dark chocolate & coated the base of some mini muffin cases with a little, allowed it to start setting, added the fruit & poured over the rest of the chocolate.  Yum.  Now hidden away for Xmas presents. 

Tue 29-Sep-09
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Very cool.

I doubt the wild plum vodka I make this year will last beyond xmas, though.

Maybe if I do it in two lot? Hmm.

David

Tue 29-Sep-09
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Hello, picked sloes yesterday and some not too ripe, will they ripen eventually? if not, will they be anygood to use?

Hi Queen Bee

I put the unripe sloes in a saucer on a sunny windowsill. They ripen in a few days. Or you could add them to the gin far a tarter flavour 🙂

Wed 30-Sep-09
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Thanks for that, I'll give that a try.

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