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yorgi2 Dec 31, 2009 04:19 PM

any funky ways to drink sloe gin? cocktails?

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  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.

    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. ecustard Feb 21, 2010 02:12 AM

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

        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. 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.

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