Festive Sloe Gin

This easy festive Sloe Gin recipe is the perfect liquor to enjoy in the cold winter months and is a perfect festive gift.

Start in early autumn as it takes 2-3 months to mature and develop its rich and fruity flavour.

Makes 1 x 2 Litre Kilner® Jar.

Ingredients and Method


  • 700ml Gin
  • 800g Sloe Berries
  • 280g Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks, crushed
  • 1 Star Anise
  • A few Cloves
  • A pinch of Nutmeg


  1. Wash your berries but make sure that they are dried thoroughly.
  2. Prick each berry with a sharp tool such as a pin or a fork. This helps to release the juices and flavours.
  3. Add the berries to the Kilner® Clip Top Jar then add the gin, spices and sugar and store in a dark, dry place.
  4. Tip the jar upside down and gently shake every couple of days. This allows all of the ingredients to agitate together and enriches the flavour.
  5. Leave the mixture for 2 - 3 months, the longer you leave it the better it will taste.
  6. Strain the liquid using the muslin cloth and decant into the individual Kilner® Clip Top Bottles.
  7. Extra sugar can be added after to taste.

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