September 9, 2012


This is a very complexly flavoured alternative to sloe gin that I first drank in a beautiful hunting lodge in the Spanish Pyrenees.

1 litre dry aniseed flavoured alcohol (e.g. arak,raki,ouzo or you could add 4tsp aniseed to 1litre of vodka)

* 250 g sloes
* 2 tbsp sugar
* stick of cinnamon
* 6 coffee beans
* camomile flowers ( 1 tsp)
* dry orange peel ( 3 strips)

Put all the ingredients into a large screw topped jar, seal and shake well. Leave in a cool dark place for 3-4 months, shaking occasionally. When ready to bottle strain through a fine sieve or muslin, fill bottle and cork until ready to drink.

2 responses to “Patxaran

  1. Made this last year and the flavour is amazing I’d recommend it to any body everyone who tried it loved it great recipie

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