With gin’s popularity on the rise, sloe gin is also enjoying its time in the spotlight. The deliciously fruity, tart liqueur is made by infusing sloe berries in gin and has been produced in the UK for hundreds of years. The most famous of its cocktails, the frothy Sloe Gin Fizz, was invented in the early 20th century. Berries, booze, and bubbles—what’s not to like?
The tart gin and lemon juice are balanced by sweet Prosecco and syrup.
1. Add 1 2/3fl oz (50ml) sloe gin, 1 fl oz (30ml) lemon juice juice, and 1/2 fl oz (15ml) sugar syrup to shaker.
2. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
3. Strain into highball glass filled with ice.
4. Top with Prosecco.
Garnish: Jazz up your drink with lemon zest or a lemon twist.