Sloe pricking device

The ‘truly amazing Pendsé sloe pricking device’

This is a pretty bloody amazing invention.  If you are planning to make sloe gin, then this is the must have gadget to speed the process up.

Before putting the sloes in the gin, they need to be pricked to break the skin and allow the juice to escape into the gin.  Freezing the sloes can help this process but is not 100% effective so I invented this device.  In order to make it, you will need:

  • A wine cork
  • 5-10 pins
  • A knife

Sloe Pricking Device - Ingredients

This is how you make it:

1. Cut an 8mm slice off the cork.

Sloe Prcking Device - Cutting the Cork

2. Stick the pins through the cork 

Sloe Pricking Device - Sticking the pins through the cork


And that’s it …. Use it to pick up and prick the sloes.  It will save you loads of time and you will be telling your mates what a genius invention it is.  I’ll probably take it to Dragon’s Den …

Sloe Pricking Device - Pricking sloes


  1. Ha Ha! Very ingenious I congratulate you! I was getting ready to buy it off Amazon but thankfully you saved me some moolah – thank you;):)

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