The recipes for sloe gin are many and various and often vague; I went for a simple version with quantities that made sense, rather than ‘just cover with sugar …’ and so on.
Essentially though, it is sloes, pierced with a fork, sugar and gin shaken up together. After some family consultation I added two scraps of cinnamon stick.
We’ll see. All is sealed in a Kilner jar which has to be agitated frequently.
Maybe we’ll take a sip at Christmas, while the sloes will make a fine marinade for the family meal.