Redcurrant gin

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
Makes: 75cl
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Mid-price




    • 300g (10oz) redcurrants


    • 150g (5oz) caster sugar


    • 75cl bottle of gin






    1. Crush the redcurrants with the sugar, put in a jar, pour in the gin and seal.


    1. Leave 2-3 months in a cool, dark place, shaking the jar daily for a month, then just when you remember.


    1. Strain through a sieve, then through muslin and pour into a bottle.


    1. Drink neat, or made into a gin and tonic, with lots of ice.



Nutritional information per portion



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.