• Fjall
  • Fieldsports Guide to Gundogs
  • National Ladies Shooting Day
  • Fieldsports June July Issue
  • Fieldsports June July Issue
  • Fieldsports June July Issue

How to make a Mulled Apple Juice & Sloe Gin Cocktail...

mulled_apple_juice_and_sloe_ginThe final cocktail in our five-part series with our friends at Raisthorpe Manor Fine Foods is the most warming and palate punching of all.

Whether at home with your slippers on by a crackling fire or during an elevenses stop in the field, the crisp flavours of the warmed apple juice with winter spices and sweet sloe gin makes this the perfect Christmas drink. Enjoy responsibly as it is very moreish! 

Ingredients 

25ml Raisthorpe Manor Sloe Gin (per glass)

1 litre of fresh cloudy apple juice (makes four to five servings)

12 cloves

5 star anise 

5 cardamom pods

3 cinnamon sticks

1 vanilla pod (or extract)

1 orange 

100ml fresh water (boiling)

You will need...

Latte glass or mug

Saucepan and lid

Ladle

Knife

Spirit measurer

Method

Pour apple juice into the saucepan on a low heat and add 100ml of boiling water. Cut the vanilla pod lengthways and add to the pan. Drop in the remaining spices and stir gently, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes. Do not let the mixture boil. Meanwhile cut the orange in half and slice. Once heated, add the mulled apple to the mugs/glasses until two thirds full with the ladle. Pour in a single measure of Raisthorpe sloe gin, lay an orange slice on the top of the drink and serve. 

Shooting

Side-by-side or over-under?

instruction_frontHaving shot clays and game with great success with both the over-under and side-by-side, top game shooting instructor Simon Ward shares some tips on how to make the most of both designs.

Read more ...

Kemen guns

kemen_guns_frontMike Barnes meets Juan Cruz Sarriugarte, a gunmaker who crafts glamorous titanium shotguns while his two daughters run the business.

Read more ...

Gundogs

The rise of the AGA dog

Rise of the aga dog

Ben Randall considers the increasing demand for gundogs which double as family pets.

Read more ...

Planning your gundog training

training2Well-laid plans yield greater results, says Ben Randall, who explains the merits of a more considered approach to gundog training.

Read more ...

Latest features

The .243 rifle calibre

243 rifle calibreHolland & Holland’s Steve Rawsthorne puts one of the UK’s most popular stalking calibres under the microscope and argues that there are far better options available.

Read more ...

Close call – part 3

close_calls_front.jpgTop Tanzanian professional hunter Simon Evans recalls the worst day of his hunting career, when he was almost killed by a wounded Cape buffalo.

Read more ...

Fieldsports uses cookies. If you continue we assume you are happy to receive cookies. Cookie policy.