Redcurrant gin

(80 ratings)
Redcurrant gin
Redcurrant gin
  • Makes: 75cl

  • Prep time:

    (plus 2-3 months maturing)
  • Total time:

    (plus 2-3 months maturing)
  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe If you like sloe gin, you'll love this. It takes two-three months to mature, but it's well worth the wait. Serve neat or with tonic and plenty of ice


  • 300g (10oz) redcurrants
  • 150g (5oz) caster sugar
  • 75cl bottle of gin

This would also make a great gift for Christmas in pretty, decorative bottles.


  1. Crush the redcurrants with the sugar, put in a jar, pour in the gin and seal.
  2. Leave 2-3 months in a cool, dark place, shaking the jar daily for a month, then just when you remember.
  3. Strain through a sieve, then through muslin and pour into a bottle.
  4. Drink neat, or made into a gin and tonic, with lots of ice.

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Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 58(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Keith Glass

Made this and despite filtering through muslin and coffee filters it is still half clear half cloudy?

Valerie Stark

Made this now only got to wait 3months to neck it lol

Wantang bob

A tip I picked up from a commercial maker of Sloe Gin is to add the sugar at the bottling stage. This means that you can tailor the sweetness to your liking and to the harvest of the fruit you are using

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