Yesterday Lucy and I went to her mum's friend's fields near Carrick as we were kindly given permission to pick cooking apples and blackberries. We also happened to find sloes growing in the hedgerow so we picked a container full although we had no clue what we would do with them. After some research on tinternet last night I found a recipe for Sloe Vodka but I didn't have any instead because I had a hughe bottle of white rum in the cupboard I decided to make some Sloe Rum. The recipe is from this great site please visit it:
Pick sloes, wash and dry them (so as not to dilute the alcohol)- 445g
Use a cocktail stick to prick each fruit so juice can exit into the alcohol
Add sugar in the fruit- 112g
Add alcohol in my case rum! - 1 litre
Shake, this needs to be done one a day for 1 week then weekly for 3 months
Keep in dry dark place for 3 mths then strain the fruit off and put liquid into a clean bottle. Allow to ferment or just drink it straight away! You can add sugar to taste at this point.