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Sloe & Vanilla Gin recipe

Sloe & Vanilla Gin Recipe

A fun twist on the classic gin, using sloes and a touch of vanilla to create a tart and warming drink. A bottle of this fine gin would make the perfect gift this winter.





  • Step 1.

    Wash and dry the sloes, then freeze them overnight, or until solid.
  • Step 2.

    Remove the sloes from the freezer, then use a fork to prick each one several times.
  • Step 3.

    Place the sloes and the whole vanilla pod into a large, sterilised Kilner jar or any airtight container.
  • Step 4.

    Pour the gin and sugar over the sloes and vanilla, then seal and shake well.
  • Step 5.

    Store the gin in a cool, dark place and shake every other day for a week, then shake once a week for at least two months.
  • Step 6.

    Strain the gin through a muslin cloth and decant into a bottle.
  • Step 7.

    The gin can be served immediately but will improve with age – try to wait at least three months before drinking.


  1. 500 gSloes

  2. 1 Vanilla pod

  3. 1 lGin

  4. 200 gWhite Sugar

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