Half fill two clean, dry wine bottles with the pricked fruit. Add to each
Adapted from Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management.
The resultant liquor is so strong that I advise melting the barley sugar in a little water which will slightly weaken the end product and also ensure that you get 2 full bottles from the 1 bottle of gin. I think it more fun not to strain out the sloes but serve it from the bottle with them still in; it will keep with the sloes in for two or more years.
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