Hedgerow Sloes

Sloes, the fruits of the Blackthorn, are ripening in the hedgerows around Charlton Down. They resemble small grapes or damsons. They look delicious but they seem to be used mostly for flavouring gin.

4 Comments on “Hedgerow Sloes

  1. They need frost to get more tasty, then they are nice for some home-made liquer : with 200 g sloes, 175 g sugar, maybe 1 vanilla pod plus / or 1 cinnamon stick, 700 ml vodka or white rum. It needs about eight weeks then to get ready for a try.

  2. They look delicious but are very sharp, much better added to gin and made into sloe gin.

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