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