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this week we were lucky enough to be invited to a Winter Sloe Gin masterclass by Bombay Sapphire taking place at the Bombay Sapphire Blue Room in Vinopolis. We have to admit we’re already big fans of Bombay Sapphire so learning a new way to drink our favourite gin went down a treat.

Hosted by brand ambassador Sam Carter we were greeted with a sloe gin cocktail before learning about how Bombay is made and which botanicals go into the gin. We were then led through to the bar area where we were shown how to make sloe gin at home (jeez there is a lot of sugar in there!) using a method which takes approx 3-4 hours. Basically all it takes is sloe berries, gin and sugar, mix them up and add them to a sealed container then it’s into your dish washer, 3 hours on a 60 degree rinse and walla, you have your batch of sloe gin!

Once we were shown how the gin was made we then got to try it neat and in six different cocktails – our personal favourite was the Quibble; a mixture of sloe gin, grapefruit juice and lemon juice topped with Creme de Mure. After getting the attendees up mixing and shaking we left with bottle of Bombay in hand vowing to make our own sloe gin….tbc