Closeup of blackthorn aka sloe aka prunus spinosa sweden 20050924 - Prunus spinosa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fans of sloe gin will be pleased to know that sloe berries are appearing early this year
Sloe recipes - includes chocolates made with the leftover sloes from slow gin.
To make this German sloe gin, real sloe berries are macerated in Elephant London Dry Gin for several months.
Sloe berries are not usually ready for picking until later in the year, but the fine summer and ample rainfall of the past few weeks has encouraged the berries to ripen early. They are often used in gin, jelly and puddings
Patxaran in Basque or Pacharán in Spanish is a liqueur that originally made from the blackthorn or sloe berries that grow wild in Navarra, a region in the north of Spain.
Bruadar is a liqueur (formerly known as Scottish Highland) made with malt whisky, honey and sloe berries. Not too sticky.
The prized fruits - along with blackberries, haws and rosehips - are enjoying a bumper crop allowing foragers to harvest them ready to be made into a sweet liqeur.
How to make sloe gin. Okay for making one bottle, but the Sloe gin recipe from the Wild at Heart cook book is the best I've come across