Sloe berries

Elderberry, Sloe and Cardamom Liqueur...sloe berries, the fruit off the blackthorn, (prunus spinosa) can be used in jam, preserves, and for sloe-gin

How to make elderberry, sloe and cardamom liqueur

Right now our hedgerows are laden with plump sloes and jewel-like elderberries, so it's the perfect time to make this wonderful warming liqueur that will be ready for Christmas.

Blackthorn (prunus spinosa) produces small, round bluish-black fruits known as sloes. These begin to appear in early summer and ripen by Oct. They're normally picked after the first frosts as cold sweetens the sloes as they ripen further, but placing them in the freezer will do an equally good job. Traditionally used for flavouring gin. Zone 5-9

Sloes aren't just for gin - why not make whisky or jam instead?

Closeup of blackthorn aka sloe aka prunus spinosa sweden 20050924 - Prunus spinosa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

What to make with sloe berries? Really easy sloe gin! Recipe on http://moralfibres.co.uk/make-your-own-sloe-gin/

What to make with sloe berries? Really easy sloe gin! Put in freezer to break skins, saves pricking them

Delicious raspberry gin recipe - will add to my summer To Do list along with a berry picking expedition!

Raspberry gin

The humble Kilner jar has myriad uses from cocktail canisters in the hippest of bars and chuntney pots in retro restaurants to table centers full of flowers, cosmetics holders and much much more.

#SeasonalRecipes: Alcohol free Sloe Syrup - Harvesting the Blackthorn #recipe by @FussFreeHelen

Sloe Syrup - Harvesting the Blackthorn

Foraging for sloe berries and infusing your own sloe gin

I like gin, I also like bitter pungent liqueurs (sweet vermouth is one of my favs! I'm intrigued but gotta find me a blackthorn bush. Or a UK relative coming for a visit. The latter will be easier!

Sloe Berries are in season- time for some sloe gin and sloe vodka!!!

Sloe Berries are in season- time for some sloe gin and sloe vodka!

Scour the countryside, allotment and farmers' markets for fruits and berries to create some homemade additions to your drinks cabinet. ​Here, we have a liqueur recipe for plums, blackberries, raspberries and sloes.

4 of the best berry liqueur recipes

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Sloe gin: How to make your own at home and recipes

Our Virgin Vegetable Grower falls for a wlld autumn harvest

Homemade blackberry gin-- perfect use for those wild blackberries behind my house...!

Blackberry gin – World Gin Day

Homemade blackberry gin-- perfect use for those wild blackberries behind my house.

Elderberry, Sloe and Cardamom Liqueur...sloe berries, the fruit off the blackthorn, (prunus spinosa) can be used in jam, preserves, and for sloe-gin

How to make elderberry, sloe and cardamom liqueur

Right now our hedgerows are laden with plump sloes and jewel-like elderberries, so it's the perfect time to make this wonderful warming liqueur that will be ready for Christmas.

Bumper year for sloe berries thanks to the bad weather | Daily Mail Online

Bumper year for sloe berries thanks to the bad weather

Sloe berries are not usually ready for picking until later in the year, but the fine summer and ample rainfall of the past few weeks has encouraged the berries to ripen early. They are often used in gin, jelly and puddings

How to make your own Sloe Gin, just in time for Christmas!

How to make your own Sloe Gin, just in time for Christmas! Today was bottling up day! I must say, this season's sloe gin (made earlier from last year's leftover frozen berries) tastes moreish!

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