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Sloe (Blackthorn) Schnapps Recipes

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   Sloe schnapps - based on fresh and fully ripe sloes from the blackthorn plant - has a beautiful deep red color. 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.
Sloe (Blackthorn) Schnapps

Ingredients:

Sloe berries (Blackthorn)
Unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof)
Instructions:
Rinse the sloes carefully and remove all stems. Leave them to dry in the shadow - on paper towel. Freeze them for a week or more. Use a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid. Fill the jar with frozen sloes. Fill up with clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% (80 proof). Steep for 3-8 weeks in a dark place at room temperature, 18-20C (64-68F). Shake lightly and taste it from time to time. Strain and filter your infusion into a clean glass bottle or jar with tight-fitting lid. Store (age) for 2 -3 weeks in a dark place at room temperature before serving. You may need to filter once more.
 

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