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Monkey's Sloe Gin.
« on: January 03, 2012, 09:08:32 AM »
Autumn 2007 I made a batch of sloe gin, using Tanqueray gin and wild sloe berries picked from Northern Irish heaths, and white sugar, which turned out great. Pinkish-orange in colour, warm and syrupy on the tongue, perfect as a night-cap or for dessert after lunch; I still have some left, that I save for special occasions, like Wednesdays.

This week I've just put together two batches, both using Gordon's gin: one has had white, granulated sugar added, the second has slightly more sloe berries with unrefined brown cane sugar.

Bottle 1 - "whitey" - has already taken on a nice translucent pinky-purple hue. Bottle 2 - "darkey" - is filling out a deeper purple, somewhat less translucent.

Fingers crossed!

Should be ready by April!
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Re: Monkey's Sloe Gin.
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 10:14:58 AM »
Jesus... Save some for me this summer.

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Re: Monkey's Sloe Gin.
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012, 06:58:05 PM »
I gained a whole new appreciation for gin when I worked on that "spirits" video gig this past fall. I still think it tastes like a drunk pine tree by itself. However, mixed properly it can create amazingly complex drinks.

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Re: Monkey's Sloe Gin.
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 12:53:21 PM »
Already bottle bottles are taking on a deep, rich berry colouring.
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Re: Monkey's Sloe Gin.
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2012, 12:52:01 PM »
Update?

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Re: Monkey's Sloe Gin.
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2012, 01:47:30 PM »
Drinking a fifth of bathtub gin a day in this thread!

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Re: Monkey's Sloe Gin.
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2012, 10:44:59 PM »
Both have developed a deep, ruby/purple colour.

Another couple of months to go!
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