Sloe Gin Fizz

Sloe Gin Fizz

Sloe Gin Fizz Recipe

A Blast from the Past When was the last time you had a Sloe Gin Fizz? Or a Sloe Gin Anything? I’ll bet many readers have never tasted sloe gin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce sloe gin (increase to 2 ounces if using the expensive stuff, like Bitter Truth or Plymouth Sloe Gin; see headnote)
  • 1 ounce regular gin (omit if using an expensive sloe gin)
  • ½ to 1 ounce fresh lemon juice (I prefer 1 ounce, but I like lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon Simple Syrup (you may want to increase this amount if using a more expensive sloe gin; you can also substitute granulated sugar — see Notes)
  • club soda or seltzer water to top up (1 – 2 ounces)
  • lemon wheel or wedge as garnish (optional and not traditional, but colorful)

Method:

Add the sloe gin, regular gin (if using), lemon juice, and Simple Syrup to a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice (you can also mix this drink in the glass; see Notes).

Shake until cold (20 seconds), then strain into a tall glass filled to within an inch of the lip with ice cubes or cracked ice.

Top off with club soda or seltzer, and garnish with a lemon wheel or wedge, and serve.  I serve this drink with straws, but many people omit straws when serving fizzes.