The leaves have fallen, crisp and orange, the clocks have turned and it’s getting chilly. Autumn is here. But don’t worry, you don’t need to say goodbye to gin with this mulled sloe gin recipe.
Seasonal, traditional and delicious, autumn is the time for sloe gin and mulled drinks. Rich and warming, full-bodied and spiced, they’re the drinks that warm you to your core, eliciting a real sense of comfort and cosiness. Just a taste of red fruits and baking spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and allspice) can make us feel warm and relaxed
Traditionally, wine and cider are the most common mulled beverages but nothing beats a hot, mulled gin. All the almondy, fruity goodness of the sloes with cinnamon, lemon and apples? It’s autumn in a steaming hot glass.
1 litre apple juice
Juice of 4 lemons
2 cinnamon sticks
6 dashes orange bitters
2 sliced oranges
300ml sloe gin (we reccommend Professor Ampleforth's Bathtub Sloe Gin for its rich, tart berry flavour)
Combine the apple juice, lemon juice, cinnamon sticks and orange bitters in the pan.
Allow to simmer.
Add the orange slices.
Add the sloe gin and stir.
Gather a few friends together, get the fairy lights on and tealights lit. Make it cosy and inviting, then sit, chat and drink some mulled sloe gin.
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