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.