Sloes adorn the English countryside hedgerows but once a year. Tart, and somewhat bitter, these little dark berries are not the best fruit for eating, but pair them with Gin, and you have something just a little bit special that lasts the whole year-round. This traditional infusion of sloes mixed with classical Gin results in a beautifully sweet, syrupy flavour and a lovely ruby red hue.
Perfect for putting a twist on the classic G and T or for creating grown-up autumnal cocktails, it’s not surprising that Sloe Gin is a long-standing favourite.
While sloe Gin is excellent as a substitute in any number of traditional Gin drinks, there are also a few tailor-made cocktails that this spirit is just perfect for. The Sloe Gin Fizz, for example, combines Sloe Gin, Champagne, sugar syrup, lemon juice and a delicate froth of egg white to create a glass of sweet decadence. This Gins syrupy nature also means it tastes excellent warm with apple juice and spices to ward off the chillier evenings.
Here at The Drinks Basket, we have many Sloe Gins on offer, each with their unique twist. Have a browse through our selection today.