Summer Berry and Sloe Gin Jelly

Our sloe gin jelly is an adults only recipe – letting delicious summer berries sing for their supper

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  • Serves 4

  • Prep time 30 mins

    4hrs setting
  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 211 per serving

  • Prepare ahead yes


  • 75g (3oz) blueberries
  • 75g (3oz) blackberries
  • 150g (5oz) raspberries
  • 275ml (10fl oz) fruity red wine, such as Beaujolais
  • 3 level tsp powdered gelatine
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 75g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 100ml (4fl oz) sloe gin (such as Gordon's or Plymouth)

You will need

  • 4 martini or cocktail glasses


  1. Soak all the berries in the red wine for 30 minutes. Now strain the berries into a sieve and place the red wine in a small saucepan. In a small heatproof bowl, sprinkle the gelatine over the fresh lemon juice and leave to "sponge" then melt it over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Heat the red wine and sugar gently, let it bubble for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and add the gelatine. Stir well, then add the sloe gin. Leave to cool slightly. Pack a mixture of the berries into 4 martini or cocktail glasses and pour over the wine mixture. Place in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours before serving.