Slowly does the warmth of the city disappear. The sun is approaching the horizon, slowly disappearing behind the buildings. But not for you and your girlfriends! You have the pole position for the most spectacular sunset of the summer on your balcony. What do you need now? A matching drink with shades of orange and red. May we present: The Sloe Gin Fizz with a berry taste of sloe fruits, married to a gin with a sparkling lemon. Feet up, get your FLSK ready and you are ready for the show.
What is Sloe Gin?Sloe Gin is the latest trend in the liquor shelf. This mixture of distilled gin and sloe berries can be called “gin” just by exception. The lack of alcohol in it actually makes it a sloe liqueur. The fine, sweet and fruity aroma is perfect for all those who find the classical Gin Tonic too tart. The sloe berries are inedible in their red phase and are therefore not very famous. They contribute with their red color to the drink..
Ingredients for four drinks:
- 12 cl Sloe Gin
- 8 cl Gin
- 12 cl lemon juice
- 4 cl sugar syrup
- appx. 40 cl – 60 cl soda water
- ice cubes
Note: choose a neutral gin without a strong original taste. This way the sloe gin comes into its own taste. The sloe gin is quite sweet. If you prefer something more moderate, you can simply use less syrup.
- Pour the sloe gin, the gin, the lemon juice and the sugar syrup together with some ice cubes into a shaker.
- Shake everything well.
- Strain the mixture into a beautiful looking drink glass, filled with some ice cubes.
- Fill up with soda.
- Garnish with some lemon zest which you can spirally remove from the lemon.
Note: You don't have a shaker? Then you can just use your FLSK bottle. Do steps one and two in your FLSK bottle and use some crushed ice, which can easily pass the bottle neck. For the crushed ice you can put some ice cubes in a plastic bag and crush them. The mixture can be stored in the FLSK bottle until served and it will stay chilled. Then you can move on to step three.