You want something easy and classic, you want sloe gin. Sloe gin is a glorious liqueur made by steeping sloe berries in gin with just a touch of sweetness. In the fall, dark blue and purple clusters of sloe berries grow on thorny Blackthorn trees common in hedgerows across Europe. Sloes are highly astringent but when macerated in gin, they lend warming bitter sweetness and fresh acidity to the resulting liqueur. Happily, four ingredients are all that is needed to make sloe gin: sloe berries, gin, sugar and patience! We start by distilling gin, then infuse it with wild sloe berries. Adding sugar helps to release the sloe berries’ entire flavor spectrum and vibrant hues into the gin. The result is a mahogany colored liqueur combining ripe sweetness with fresh acidity.Try a splash in your next gin and tonic!