How to make sloe gin with three ingredients

  • Makes approx 1 litre

This sloe gin recipe is easy as can be. Keep miniature bottles of the festive tipple on standby for those moments when you need an emergency Christmas gift!

Sloe Gin

Recipe courtesy of Lakeland. For more recipes and inspiration visit



  • Sloes 400g, cut or pricked
  • Granulated sugar 150g
  • Gin 500ml

To store

  • 1 litre airtight jar sterilised


  • Step 1

    Place the sloes and sugar in the jar and top up with gin, leaving a small space for air at the top.

  • Step 2

    To dissolve the sugar, shake the jar once or twice a day for the first week, then leave in a cool place for at least 2 months, shaking once a week.

  • Step 3

    Strain the gin through muslin into sterilised bottles and store in a cool place.

  • Step 4

    Your sloe gin can be stored in a fridge for up to 6 months. You could also add spices at step 2 ─ try cloves, coriander seeds, peppercorns, a cinnamon stick or bay leaf.