Sloe Gin Fizz is one of those cocktails that you can usually shake up at the last minute because, aside from the sloe gin, you may already have the other ingredients on hand: lemon juice, sugar, and club soda. That's it!
Sometimes Sloe Gin Fizz contains frothy egg white at the top and while it looks pretty, not everyone loves the idea of downing egg whites with their cocktail. I left that ingredient out for this recipe.
This is a Class A cocktail that I think you will really love, whether your fizz bubbles up to the top of the glass, or just sparks up to say hello and then rests back like mine. I've seen (and tried) many variations of Sloe Gin Fizz and it's all good, my friends.
SpiritWorks Distillery Sloe Gin
SpiritWorks Sloe Gin is the only traditional sloe gin crafted in the US. The all-female distilling team at Spirit Works is lead by co-founder Ashby Marshall. The recipe for their Sloe Gin is an updated version based on a generations-old family recipe from Ashby’s British husband and distillery co-founder, Timo Marshall.
Sloe Gin differs from straight gin in that it is made from whole sloe berries (a tiny relative of the plum) which are steeped into the gin. This gives it nice berry and citrus notes, a bright vibrant color, and it's sweet without being syrupy. If you've tried slow gin before and thought it was too sweet, try SpiritWorks Sloe Gin -- I think you'll find it well balanced and mighty delicious!
Mixology Monday: Sloe Gin Fizz recipe
- 2 ounces Sloe Gin
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 ice cubes
- 4 ounces club soda
- Pour sloe gin, lemon juice, sugar, into a chilled cocktail shaker.
- Add ice cubes and shake well.
- Strain into a highball glass.
- Stir in club soda.
Recipe adapted from SpiritWorks Distillery.
Thanks, SpiritWorks, for sending me your tasty, well-crafted Sloe Gin to try. Can't wait to make more cocktails with it for future Mixology Monday recipes!