Sloe Gin Fizz

It's funny. You've probably heard of a sloe gin fizz most of your life, but if you're like us, you probably never had one. 

The most likely reason for that is the lack of good sloe gin. Sloe Gin is made by steeping sloe 'berries' (actually a type of wild plum) in gin and adding a little sugar to help release the flavors from the fruit. Lucky for us, we recently got our hands on a bottle of Sipsmith Sloe Gin from London.

One of the brands coming to serve up cocktails at Juniper June, Sipsmith makes their sloe gin the right way, with hand-picked sloe berries and their already outstanding London Dry Gin.

Once we tasted it, it was obvious we had to finally try this classic cocktail to see what all the fuss was about. Not too sweet or boozy, it might just be our new official drink of summertime.

 

equipment:

cocktail shaker
strainer
collins glass

ingredients:

1 oz Sipsmith London Dry Gin
1 oz Sipsmith Sloe Gin
.75 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
.25 oz simple syrup
3 oz seltzer


method:

Combine both gins, lemon and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to chill. Strain into a glass with fresh ice and top with seltzer. Give it a very light stir so as not to loose the bubbles.