Sloe Gin Fizz

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Highball glass
Measuring jigger
Bar spoon
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 304 calories in one serving of Sloe Gin Fizz.

Styles & Flavours

Sloe Gin Fizz image

Serve in a

Highball glass

Garnish:

Lemon slice

How to make:

SHAKE first four ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass (without ice). TOP with champagne (or soda if you're cheap). Some like to add egg white to enhance foam. (The drink photographed here is without egg white and we prefer without.)

1 12 fl oz Rutte Sloe Gin
1 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 spoon Powdered sugar (or use 5ml of 2:1 sugar syrup per spoon)
4 fl oz Brut Champagne
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Comment:

With the right brand of sloe gin and champagne, this citrusy berry cocktail is just on the dry/tart side of balanced (add more sugar or choose your sloe gin according to taste). Obviously when made with soda rather than champagne this is a very different but still tasty cocktail.

We have David Wondrich to thank for uncovering this quote about the Sloe Gin Fizz by Lawton Mackall in the August 1941 issue of Esquire, "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." It's true, there's no need to add egg white, and its addition detracts from this cocktail.

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