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kumquat

  • Joined May 2012
  • Ruthin, North Wales
Poor Sloe harvest - looking for alternatives
« on: September 02, 2012, 05:25:43 pm »
The Sloe harvest round us is woeful so i'm looking for alternatives.... we have a glut of blackberries so i was thinking blackberry vodka?  :yum:
Has anyone tried it? i'm thinking of following the method for Sloe Vodka ;D
Jon
Proud member of the Soay Sheep Society :thumbsup:

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Poor Sloe harvest - looking for alternatives
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 05:50:17 pm »
My friend makes raspberry vodka that way, and she and all her family rave about it.  That reminds me; she gave me some, haven't tried it yet...  exit stage left... ;)
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Sbom

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Staffordshire
Re: Poor Sloe harvest - looking for alternatives
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 06:11:35 pm »
Sloes are non existent around here this year aswell. Blackberry Vodka is delicious! I make some every year if I can. Gorgeous with a little coke or even on its own  :yum:

kumquat

  • Joined May 2012
  • Ruthin, North Wales
Re: Poor Sloe harvest - looking for alternatives
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 06:30:15 pm »
That's good to hear, I'll definitely make some and report back :thumbsup:
We picked 2lbs of whinberrys this week.....I wonder :-J worth a try as well.
Thanks
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feldar

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • lymington hampshire
Re: Poor Sloe harvest - looking for alternatives
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 06:49:07 pm »
We've made Blackberry Whiskey and it's really nice. Use cheap whiskey of course the nice stuff should never be tampered with!

smokingdragon

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • Crynant Nr Neath
Re: Poor Sloe harvest - looking for alternatives
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012, 11:06:48 pm »
Lots of sloes around Wattisham Airfield Suffolk, We were visiting and had 2 Tesco bags full! Now to find bargain gin :D

JFDI

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Hertfordshire
Re: Poor Sloe harvest - looking for alternatives
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012, 08:32:51 am »
There are no sloes but loads of damsons here and both go well with gin.  We've always used vodka for raspberries and blackberries though I can see no reason why blackberry gin won't work.

colliewoman

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  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Pilton
  • Caution! May spontaneously talk rabbits!
Re: Poor Sloe harvest - looking for alternatives
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012, 09:49:25 pm »
We have sloes if you wanna come get em, AND I found a some bullace so am going to do bullace gin too!


My mate tried a new one a few years back after being inspired by our foraging trips.
She made skittles vodka..... :roflanim: :roflanim:


That stuff was AMAZING! Taste the rainbow and all that :yum: :yum:
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It's not water into wine
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Massive,
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nicandem

  • Joined Aug 2011
  • Berkeley, Glos
Re: Poor Sloe harvest - looking for alternatives
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 08:06:24 am »
blackberry rum is excellant :thumbsup:
just remember to use white rum  :innocent:

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Poor Sloe harvest - looking for alternatives
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2012, 07:57:40 am »
I've got lots of sloes. Sloe gin, sloe jelly.... :yum:  I'm going to try to chutney them this year :-\

nicandem

  • Joined Aug 2011
  • Berkeley, Glos
Re: Poor Sloe harvest - looking for alternatives
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2013, 08:29:17 pm »
plenty of sloes here... just making 4 litres of sloe gin
When doing blackberry rum, i use 1/2 the sugar than i would for sloes

 

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