Unapproachable, hard to get and difficult to win. Coming close to and feel the sweetness of sloeberries is associated with patience, perseverance and pain. Watch out for the thorns that will let you bleed for your love of it’s crimson sap. Big blue-black berries on barbed wire to be picked with wariness for the final reward: Hernö Sloe Gin. Enjoy it hot in a small cup as a perfect alternative to the Swedish Glögg. Or follow Helenas advice.