- 1 cup + 2 tbs maple sugar
- 3 cups sloe berries
- 1 vanilla pod
- 4 cups gin
- Pop your sloe berries into the freezer the night before you plan to make your gin. This will help break down the skin, ensuring that the flavourful juice can steep into your gin more easily.
- Pour all the ingredients in a sterilised glass jar, there should be just enough maple sugar to cover the sloe berries. Close the jar and shake well.
- You can always taste the gin and add more maple sugar later if you prefer it a little sweeter.
- Store the gin in a cool and dark place.
- Give the jar a good shake about twice a week to help the flavours infuse.
- After four weeks, taste your gin and add more maple sugar if you like.
- If you want a gin with more depth of flavour, leave the sloes to steep for a couple more weeks. Once the gin is to your liking, strain the liquid through a muslin cloth and pour it into a clean bottle.
Learn how to make your own sloe gin with this simple, maple-infused sloe gin recipe. Great as a gift and ideal for the festive season, the drink is made by mixing regular gin with sloe berries, vanilla and maple sugar. The mixture needs to be left for a few weeks (and occasionally shaken) to allow the flavours to infuse, after which it can be strained into a clean bottle ready for serving or gifting.
If you liked making this sloe gin, make sure to check out some of our alcoholic drinks and maple syrup cocktails below!
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