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Friday’s Feature Cocktail – Sloe Gin Fizz

Wow, somehow we’ve wound up at the last Friday in April so let’s celebrate with a beverage. Today, we’re sipping on a Sloe Gin Fizz, a slightly fizzy (hence the name!) cocktail that, in our variation, calls for both a London-Style gin in Beefeater and Hiram Walker’s all-natural Sloe Gin. This is a great, economic alternative if you cannot find the English sloe gin in your market (it only recently became available again in the US, thanks to Plymouth).

The Professor himself, David Wondrich, has already identified for us one of the most eloquently written reviews on the drink:

“Its haunting pink color and fruity opulence are topped with a handsome collar of natural foam which, if the sloe gin be of first quality, is gladsome aplenty.” – Lawton Mackall, Esquire Magazine,  August 1941

So now, what is there that I can really say to top Mackall’s description? I’ll just humbly offer up our recipe instead!

Sloe Gin Fizz

  • 1 part Hiram Walker® Sloe Gin
  • 1 part Beefeater® Gin
  • 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 part Simple Syrup
  • 5 parts Soda Water

Combine ingredients and serve on ice in a Collins glass.

Have a very happy weekend!


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