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Dec 31, 2009 04:19 PM

sloe gin

any funky ways to drink sloe gin? cocktails?

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  1. 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.

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

        1. (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. 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.