Haalo of Cook (almost) Anything At Least Once is hosting this week Kalyn’s Weekend Herb Blogging. I have already written about sloes for WHB #55. Sloes must get frost before you can pick them. We had some cold nights and we picked lots of sloes. I decided to made two kinds of liqueur. The traditional way takes two month, but than I found an interesting liqueur recipe called »Hexenschreck« that needs only one week. Kalyn helped me with the translation. In English this means something like witch-shocker.
Sloe Liqueur „Hexenschreck“
|Wash and dry 500 g sloes||Put a few into a mortar|
|Crush some pits to get the bitter flavour.||Give whole and crushed sloes into a sauce pan.|
|Cover with water||and bring to a boil|
Cool down, add 1 litre red wine cover and let undisturbed for one week. Strain and add 1 stick of cinnamon, 3 cloves 7 g vanilla sugar and 2 star-anise and 300 g sugar and bring to a boil. Let cool down again and add 1 litre of vodka and 5 tablespoons of rum. Stir well and bottle in.