A classic enjoying its time again in the libations limelight.

Sloe Gin and the Sloe Gin Fizz are making a comeback thanks to the all female distilling team at Sebastopol, California based Spirit Works Distillery, crafting the only traditional sloe gin made in the U.S.

Spirit Works Distillery Sloe Gin Fizz, ashby and lauren of spirit works distillery, cocktail recipes

Ashby and Lauren of Spirit Works Distillery

Photo courtesy of Spirit Works Distillery

Unlike many of the syrup-based products associated with sloe gin, each Spirit Works’ batch starts with whole sloe berries, a tiny relative of the plum, which they carefully steep in their handcrafted gin. This vibrantly hued liqueur features both bright berry and citrus notes, combining ripe sweetness with fresh acidity.

This playful spirit is perfect for spring and summer, when warm days call for refreshing cocktails worthy of sipping all afternoon. A frothy, tangy, lightly sweet Sloe Gin Fizz is foolproof for backyard gatherings, sun soaked brunches and the evening cocktail.

Spirit Works Distillery Sloe Gin Fizz, cocktail recipes

Sloe Gin Fizz

Photo courtesy of Spirit Works Distillery

Sloe Gin Fizz

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Spirit Works Sloe Gin
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • Egg White (Optional, but Recommended)
  • Soda water

Preparation: Combine sloe gin, lemon, simple syrup, and egg white into cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into fizz glass and top with soda water. Release the oils of a lemon peel over the cocktail as a garnish. Discard the lemon peel.

Photo caption: Ashby and Lauren of Spirit Works Distillery