Sloe right down…

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It’s the season to rummage in the hedges and preserve the bounty for colder months. The sole bushes are heavy with berries just ripe for the picking.

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It’s time to get the wellingtons and jackets out again!

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Pick, wash and freeze the berries. When you defrost the sloes they will burst saving you all the bother of pricking each individually.

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Sterilise wide mouthed jars and fill them with:
> 1lb sloes
> 8oz sugar
>  1 3/4 pt gin

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Seal them up, label them up and give them a shake and keep them in a dark place for a couple of months just shaking every few days (or when you remember!)

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This is the perfect Christmas drink because it should be ready to strain and bottle just before! I shal keep you informed of our progress!

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