Saturday, December 26, 2009

Buckby Delight - Sloe ho ho and a bottle of rum

It's Christmas and we've been drinking the first of our 2009 sloe gin and sloe rum. This year, as we had picked the sloes in the field near Rick's house in Long Buckby, we decided to name the gin accordingly.

Being Buckby of course we felt it appropriate to use an image of a lovely Buckby can on the label.

The gin is delicious but I think the rum is even better. Same recipe, just rum instead of gin. The trouble is, it is so popular that I have already given away half of it as Christmas presents.


Anonymous said...

Now, here's a question, can you use sloe rum in cocktail recipes that ask for sloe gin?

Gin does horrible things to Richard's nervous system and I don't like it, but we do have an abundance of sloes in the garden - the rum sounds like a perfect solution.....

Sue, Indigo Dream

Neil Corbett said...

Sloe rum tastes somewhat different from the gin, but neither taste like the base spirit, the sloe flavour is predominant. The rum is a bit brown sugary as you would expect.
To get nearer the sloe gin flavour for cocktails I would try something like sloe vodka. I have never tried it but know people who have.


saltysplash said...

Hope you had a merry Christmas folks, The News letter kept me smiling for several hours...Who is the wit? mmmmmmmmmsloe rummmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the advice - sloe vodka would work nicely - we've certainly got enough vodka sloshing around (what with Richard's Polish roots and all).

Now the next question, if I put sloes into the bottle of vodka which has a real scorpion in the bottom will it taste better or worse.....

Happy New Year!

Sue, Indigo Dream

VallyP said...

Sounds delectable Neil! Hope you all had a very merry Christmas, although by the sounds of it, that is a given!

Happy new year to you all in case I don't get back here again before 2010!