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    I made some Blackcurrant Gin, well just put some Blackcurrants in some Gin a couple of months ago, and just came to taste it tonight, it was very harsh and not at all drinkable, I added some sugar but that didn't make it a lot better, any ideas what I can do to improve it?

    Thanks in advance for your kind advice.


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    I'm no expert here, you need Brewer to advise you on that one!.
    My thoughts are that they are both very dry tasting and maybe you need to add more sugar syrup? (ie dissolve some sugar in a small amount of water and gently heat to a thick syrup), Then add that to the alcohol.
    Suggest yoy try it on a small amount incase I am wrong!!!!
    Let us know how you get on!!

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    Thank you for your help, I will try that and let you know.

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    I have found blackberry gin and raspberry gin but nothing as yet for blackcurrant. Will keep looking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jothegardener View Post
    Hi

    I made some Blackcurrant Gin, well just put some Blackcurrants in some Gin a couple of months ago, and just came to taste it tonight, it was very harsh and not at all drinkable, I added some sugar but that didn't make it a lot better, any ideas what I can do to improve it?

    Thanks in advance for your kind advice.

    Haven't found a current gin recipe,but a damson one recommends keeping it for at least a year.

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    Has anyone a recipe for sloe gin I have sloes and I have gin and I would like to combine same

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    This is the one I used

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/da...gin_7722.shtml

    It's my first time too!!

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    Thanks Nicos, will now go and get sloes hope they are not all gone, then slug back that extra 1/4 pint of gin not needed for recipe - maybe I'll have breakfast first!!

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