How To Make Sloe Gin ?
Wash and dry the fruit, remove all stems, and freeze the sloes for at least a couple of days. Place the fruit in a suitable container, add gin or vodka, and shake twice a week for 4-8 weeks. Transfer most of the liquid to a bottle. Add the sugar to the remaining sloes. Shake twice a day until all sugar has dissolved; this may take up to two weeks. Mix this sweet syrup with the first unsweetened liquid. After three months strain the liqueur through a muslin cloth. Add some more sugar if necessary. The liqueur should mellow for a couple of months before used.