Sloe Gin Fizz
– 1 1/2 oz sloe gin
– 1 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
– 1/4 oz simple syrup
– fresh egg white
– dash of bitters (optional)
– splash of club soda
Garnish: orange slice and maraschino cherry
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into an old-fashioned or other short glass over fresh ice. Garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.
Sloe Gin is a red gin-based liqueur infused with sloe berries.
Its made by steeping sloe berries in gin (e.g. Plymouth or Gordons), and watered down to 52 proof; 26 percent alcohol makes it a pretty standard liqueur rather than a true gin.
Another drink made with sloe gin:
1 oz. Gordon’s gin
1 oz. Gordon’s Sloe Gin
1 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1/4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/8 oz. simple syrup
1/8 oz. Wild Blackberry Liqueur (Creme de Mure)
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
You can find several brands of wild blackberry liqueur on the internet, including those pictured here below.
blackberry flavored liqueur
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