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    started a cherry gin today tried some at the edible garden show and it was a nice tipple
    250g of cherries quarted and destoned
    100g of sugar
    fill bottle to top with gin
    wait for christmas
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    Ooooh, sounds lurvely. Slurp...... !

    I usually make blackcurrant gin, but could be persuaded.
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    Why stone the cherries? Some recipies for sloe gin actually say to crack a few sloe stones.

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    'tis lovely . I've made it with my sour cherries . I stone them then pop in the freezer first and use them from frozen . Saves cutting them up and they break down easily.
    I used the Fruites pur Alchohol that I got in France
    If you leave the stones in then don't leave the fruit in the alcohol for longer than about 12 weeks cos it makes it too almondy .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kleftiwallah View Post
    Why stone the cherries? Some recipies for sloe gin actually say to crack a few sloe stones.

    Cheers, Tony.
    not sure on that one i didnt follow a recipe just habit from when i prepare cherries .
    when i make sloe gin i just prick the sloes

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    Use the sloes from frozen Hollychap then you don't have to prick them (and that is a tip from the guy at the Edible garden show )
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    I don't even drink gin - but I'm starting to think about what berries I could put in to make fruity gin! Do I have to put that much sugar in? I like things really tart, even to sour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feral007 View Post
    I don't even drink gin - but I'm starting to think about what berries I could put in to make fruity gin! Do I have to put that much sugar in? I like things really tart, even to sour.
    i make sloe gin every year and over the years i have adjusted it to my taste i too prefer a not too sweet drink 100g in a 1 1/2 ltr bottle is not a lot compared to most other recipes . you could add the sugar at the end gradually to your taste as its only a sweetner and no fermentation is involved

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