Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day Gin Drink?
Our recommended gin: Wessex Distillery Sloe Gin
Prep time: 5 minutes or less
Serving size: Serves 1
Dietary: Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten Free
Craving a sloe gin fizz cocktail? This easy recipe pairs sloe gin, fresh lemon juice, sugar syrup and sparkling water for a refreshing, pink drink, perfect for a Valentine's Day gin drink!
This popular gin cocktail is the right balance between tart and sweet. Sloe gin is made from wild sloe berries found in the hedgerows of England, which are typically used in jams and preserves as they’re particularly sour in their natural form. As a result, sloe berries have been infused with sugar and gin since the 17th century to create a rich flavour of gin.
Traditionally used in winter drinks in England, sloe gin was popularised in America with the sloe gin fizz. This was a new take on the Classic Sloe Gin Fizz cocktail, and has since led to sloe gin being used in other American cocktails, such as the Alabama Slammer.
- 50ml Sloe Gin
- 2 tsp Sugar Syrup
- 25ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- Sparkling Water
- Fresh Strawberries for Garnish
- Fresh Lemon for Garnish
You will also need
- Cocktail Shaker
- Knife & Chopping Board
Pour the 50ml of sloe gin, 2 tsp of sugar syrup and 25ml of lemon juice into a cocktail shaker.
Add ice to the cocktail shaker and shake to mix.
Add cut strawberries and ice into a tall glass, pour the gin mixture into the glass, top with sparkling water and garnish with a slice of lemon.</p>
Can you use club soda instead of sparkling water for a sloe gin fizz cocktail?
Yes, club soda is typically used in the cocktail in America.
Can you add London Dry Gin?
Yes, you can add half sloe gin and half London dry gin to have a higher ABV and dilute the sloe gin flavour.
Does a Sloe Gin Fizz have egg white?A classic gin fizz has egg white, so you can add this to your sloe gin fizz for a thicker, silky smooth texture. Simply mix egg whites with your gin mixture in a cocktail shaker before you add ice, then add ice and shake well for the desired result.
Share Your ResultsWessex Distillery’s Sloe gin is the perfect choice for a Valentine’s day drink special, not only is the red colour on theme, this locally made, small batch craft gin can be personalised for a gift or to commemorate a romantic occasion.
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Once you’ve made your sloe gin fizz cocktail using our recipe, share a picture on social media and tag Wessex Distillery on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter! We’d love to see your gin creations. You can also browse our selection of gin cocktail recipes for more inspiration.