These classic sloe gin cocktail recipes will help you fall in love with this fruity spirit. Treat yourself to a quality sloe gin and get ready to enjoy.
Sloe gin is a liqueur that is made with gin and sloe berries. Sloes are small, bitter, tart berries. Sloe gin is made by , and related to plums.
It’s made with an infusion process. The berries are soaked in gin for several weeks or months, and the resulting liquor is sweet and fruity. Sloe gin can be enjoyed on its own or mixed into cocktails.
The trick with sloe gin is to get a good bottle. Cheaper bottles can be medicinal tasting. Some good brands include Hayman’s, Plymouth, and Ford’s.
Classic Sloe Gin Cocktails
The Alabama Slammer is a classic cocktail recipe featuring Southern Comfort. It's also got amaretto, orange juice and sloe gin, so it's a sweet, fruity drink that's hard not to love.
The Red Death cocktail recipe features Southern Comfort, vodka, sloe gin, flavored brandy and fruit juices. It's a fruity, delicious drink.
The Modern Cocktail is like nothing you've ever tasted. It blends scotch with sloe gin, lemon, anisette and more. You just have to try it, because the flavor is so hard to describe. But it's very good.
The Strawberry Patch cocktail is a sinfully sweet, fruity treat. Seriously, if you’re not looking for a super sweet dessert cocktail, just run away now.
The Love Cocktail has a slightly creamy, thick texture that comes from blending raspberries and egg white with the other ingredients. The flavor here is berry with a touch of lemon. The egg white counteracts the cloying sweetness of the sloe gin somewhat, but it’s still a very
sweet, fruity cocktail.
The Charlie Chaplin cocktail is definitely for when you have a sweet tooth. The ounce of lemon juice cuts the sweetness of the sloe gin and apricot brandy somewhat, but not completely. The dominant note in this is berry – that’s followed by the lemon, which is followed by the apricot.
I bet you can guess what’s in the Sloe Driver cocktail. That’s right! Sloe gin! That very sweet, berry flavored stuff that bears no relation at all to gin. This orange juice in this recipe cuts the sweetness of the sloe gin and livens it up with its tangy notes.
The Bourbon Black Hawk pairs bourbon with sloe gin, and the result is a shockingly tasty blend between the two flavors. It’s sweet, but not too sweet; fiery, but still smooth. This drink is awesome for just kicking back, especially at the end of a long, hard day.
The Fuzzy Comfort is a deliciously fruity cocktail that goes down so easy, you could almost classify it as a comfort food. It’s just such an easy going drink. Sloe gin is a plummy flavored liquor that can be swapped with cherry liqueur. It adds some sweetness to the drink.