Last night I went to visit a friend and I was telling her about my Oliver Twist London Distilled Gin experiences.
She then opened her cupboard and pulled out a big, traditional looking preserve jar with a red liquid in it. She said, ‘You have to try this. I have done it myself a couple of months ago’.
It was a jar of home-made Sloe Gin liqueur which was very uplifting and warming; the perfect remedy for these cold winter nights.
However, I believe that a Sloe Gin made with our favourite Oliver Twist London Distilled Gin would certainly be a delight.
It is a pity that I have to wait until next autumn to collect the sloes to do my own home-made Sloe Oliver Twist Gin, but I will make sure I am ready for when the time comes…
The shopping list is very simple:
* Oliver Twist London Distilled Gin
* Caster Sugar
Then when autumn comes you have to collect the sloes berries; you will need about half a kilo. Make sure the berries are ripe.
Prick the sloe berries with a clean needle and put them in a large sterilised wide-necked jar. Pour in about 230g of caster sugar, which is needed so the sloe juices are extracted from the fruit. Fill up the jar with Oliver Twist London Distilled Gin and seal tightly; turn the jar several times.
Store it in a cool, dark cupboard for a couple of months while the gin is infused with the sloe berries. Make sure you shake it every other day for the first week and then once a week.
When the winter comes the ‘Sloe Oliver Twist Gin’ will be ready for you! A comforting deep ruby red remedy that will drown all your sorrows…
I can’t wait…!
Delivered to you by “Are Gin Tina”