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yorgi2 Dec 31, 2009 04:19 PM

any funky ways to drink sloe gin? cocktails?

  1. EvergreenDan Feb 21, 2010 04:33 AM

    A grown-up Sloe Gin drink, the Amber Hive:

    1 oz Cachaca
    3/4 oz Plymouth Sloe Gin
    1/2 oz lemon juice
    1/2 oz egg white
    1/3 oz Campari
    1/3 oz simple syrup
    2 dash grapefruit bitters
    (Gee, looking at it, that seems like a lot of simple. I haven't made it in a while. I'd go easy on the simple to start with.)

    Those seeking a milder drink might like the surprisingly good Charlie Chaplin:
    1 oz apricot liqueur
    1 oz sloe gin
    1 oz fresh lime juice
    Lime peel

    And for a light refreshing drink, the Wibble:
    1 oz gin
    1 oz Plymouth Sloe Gin
    1 oz grapefruit
    3/4 oz lemon
    1/2 oz Cassis
    3 dash lemon bitters
    1 dash Peychards
    (This is my version, a bit dryer, more lemon, sub'ing Cassis for Blackberry Liqueur.)

    These all assume Plymouth Sloe Gin. Other gins may require fiddling with the acid, I think.

    1. jerryc123 Feb 21, 2010 03:46 AM

      (Not sure this is funky, but....)

      San Francisco cocktail:
      3/4 oz Sloe Gin
      3/4 oz sweet vermouth
      3/4 oz dry vermouth
      dash angostura
      dash orange bitters
      Stir with ice and strain
      Brandied cherry for garnish

      1. ecustard Feb 21, 2010 02:12 AM

        Sloe gin, Southern Comfort and orange juice: A Sloe Comfortable Screw.

        1. dutchgrub Jan 10, 2010 08:53 AM

          I had a nice Sloe Gin cocktail at Schiller's Liquor Bar in NYC a few weeks ago. I kind of worked like a Tequila Sunrise, but with sloe gin, regular gin and blueberry syrup at the bottom.


          1. mcsheridan Dec 31, 2009 05:10 PM

            Don't know about funky, but certainly retro is the Sloe Gin Fizz. It was quite the thing in college back in Manhattan in the early '70s.

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