Put the sloes in a glass bottle together with the
lemon rind, the cloves and the vodka. Put the bottle in a cool dark
place and shake once a day. After 6-8 weeks you move on: sieve the liquid.
Dissolve the sugar in half a cup of boiling water. Allow it to cool
down and mix it with the sloe liquid. Wait for a few days before drinking.
Sloe or blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa) grows in the
wild in many countries. It belongs to the same family as the
plum and the name relates to the Eastern
European "slivovitsj" (plum brandy). The berries should best be harvested
after the first frost; I put them in the freezer for a few days to get
the same effect. See also a recipe for sloe
"Voerdrupke" is an alcoholic drink based on sloes
from the Voeren region in the Belgian province Limburg. It is distilled,
but since I cannot do this at home, I prepared this alternative. Fir
the real thing, just visit Voeren.
platz is a recipe from the same region.