Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Recipes for three liqueurs using sloes: Sloe gin, bargnolino and pacharàn.
A homemade version of Sloe Gin: Gin infused with damson plums and sugar for an easy plum liqueur.
I love using this old school English plum in this jam recipe with my favourite hedgerow tipple made from foraged sloes. Superb on a hot toasted crumpet or on a scone with clotted cream and a pot of tea. Mmmm