Sloe Gin Fizz

Sloe Gin Fizz cocktail
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This old-timey recipe makes a delicious fruity classic.

To experience the authentic flavor of sloe berries, using a British-style sloe gin, such as Plymouth, is key. Sloes are tiny berries that grow wild in hedgerows around England. Unpleasantly astringent on their own, they develop a rich, tart flavor when infused in gin. The British traditionally used sloe gin in wintry drinks, but it’s become most famous for its turn in America’s refreshing Sloe Gin Fizz, where it’s paired with club soda and citrus.


  • 45 ml sloe gin
  • 30 ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 22.5 ml simple syrup
  • Club soda, to top
  • Garnish: lemon wedge
  • Garnish: cherry


  1. Add all the ingredients except the club soda into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
  2. Strain into a highball or Collins glass filled with fresh ice.
  3. Top with the club soda.
  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge and a cherry.

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