A friends Sloe Gin Recipe. I do love Sloe Gin. I have also made Sloe Vodka and Brandy.
4lb ripe sloes, 900g caster sugar, 4 litres of gin. Put the sloes in a freezer bag and freeze for a day or two, this will burst the sloes and saves having to prick the skins.
Add the sloes to a large sterilised jar (Demi John) and add the sugar and gin. Seal, shake and leave in a dark place. Shake bottle every few days at first then a least every week. After minimum of 2 months, strain through muslin in to sterilised bottles.
Drink straight, serve on the rocks or add a splash of the sloe gin, to champagne!