seascribe said: PPJ, what is a sloe?
did not even occur to me that you american lads wouldn’t know what a sloe was!
Prunus spinosa (blackthorn or sloe) is a species of Prunus native to Europe, western Asia, and locally in northwest Africa. It is also locally naturalised in New Zealand and eastern North America. (thanks wikipedia)
They grow wild in the UK and generally don’t taste that great on their own, they’re pretty bitter. They fruit in the autumn and birds go nuts for them. Picking them is kinda fun until you prick yourself on the branches (sharp) and thorns (super fucking sharp). Sloe gin tastes like autumn in a glass.