Spry’s recipe for sloe gin isn’t complicated: the only variation to the basic method of combining one-and-a-half pints of pricked sloes with ¾lb sugar-candy and a quart of gin is the addition of a few bitter almonds.
Having sobered up, she discovered you can use the gin-soaked berries to flavour a casserole of wild duck and vegetables.
In Devon, they add the ginny sloes to cider, making a beverage aptly known as ‘slider’.
And some people dip the sloes in chocolate to make little alcoholic sweeties. My son still recalls the shaming occasion when the chap behind us in the supermarket queue peered into my trolley, which had four litres of Sainsbury’s own-brand gin, a lemon and a packet of cat food, and remarked: ‘Planning a big weekend, are we?
Friday was Liam's 28th birthday, and Miley posted a collage of pics featuring the two of them being cute-as-hell.
The caption on the photos read, “Happiest birthday to my very best friend on the entire planet!
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn are undeniably one of Hollywood's most inspiring and well-loved couples. We love our lives together." In addition to building a family, they've both established storied separate careers and have also starred together in three films — The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band, Swing Shift, and Overboard, which is currently getting a gender-swapped reboot with Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez.
are back at it again with the whole being a really effing adorable couple thing.
They 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. Some years the yield is so sparse as to be scarcely worth picking.
Even in a good season I wouldn’t expect to gather them until September.
’I usually follow the Constance Spry recipe, substituting preserving sugar (without extra pectin) for loaf sugar, and instead of bitter almonds I use strips of lemon peel, a few cloves, a stick of cinnamon and some star anise.
Some like to use it in cocktails, with such confections as the Moll Flanders (gin, sloe gin, dry vermouth, Angostura bitters), the Sloe Comfortable Screw (sloe gin, Southern Comfort, vodka, orange juice) and the dire- sounding Hopeless Case (sloe gin, peppermint schnapps, cola).