Sloe berry cordial

Sloe berry cordial

Sloe berries
Have a go at this sloe berry cordial recipe, which you can use in mocktails or just as a tasty daytime drink.

For an alcoholic alternative, try this sloe gin recipe!


  • 1kg sloe berries
    • 1l water
    • 1 juiced lemon
    • Granulated sugar 80g per 100ml liquid

You will also need a muslin cloth.


Bring the sloe berries, water and lemon juice to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes
Break up the cooked sloes with a wooden spoon or potato masher, don't worry about the stones as you will sieve them out later
Once the sloes have been broken up, simmer for a further 10 minutes
Pour the mixture through a sieve. If you would like your cordial to be clear, line your sieve with muslin and don't push the pulp through. However, if you’d like a little colour, don’t use a muslin
Next you will need to measure the juice to calculate the amount of sugar required (80g per 100ml)
Clean the pan you used, pour the juice back in, add the sugar and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved completely
Once dissolved, bring the mixture to the boil and simmer for another 10 minutes. When the cordial has cooled, bottle up and use when you like