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Sloe schnapps - based on fresh and fully ripe sloes from the blackthorn plant - has a beautiful deep red colour. It's a very rich schnapps - fruity and sweet with taste of cherry, vanilla and almond.
It's an excellent after-dinner drink, and goes very well with all types of cheese and cheese cakes.
You can also turn your schnapps into a liqueur.
Blends very well with...
Use fresh and fully ripe sloes.
It's very important that they are fully ripe, because even one or two unripe sloes will ruin the taste.
Pick them right after the first frost. But before the birds eat them. Put them in the freezer for a couple of days.
Or do as I do - pick them when they are fully ripe but BEFORE the frost and freeze them for a week or more.
Frost makes sloes sweeter and milder.
Note: If for some reason you are not satisfied with your infusion, there are ways to adjust both taste and flavours - click here to see how.
Serve your sloe schnapps at room temperature in suitable glasses. And remember to keep your schnapps bottle tightly closed and in a dark place before and between servings.