Sloe Gin Fizz Cocktail Drink

Sloe Gin Fizz

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Written by Gavin Wrigley
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If you want to make a standout cocktail, this Sloe Gin Fizz recipe has your name on it! With just a few ingredients, this drink is easy to make and incredibly refreshing.

Sloe Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe

Sip on this effortless Sloe Gin Fizz recipe to elevate your evening! With its blend of sloe gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a splash of club soda, this cocktail is the epitome of refreshment.

Prep time:

1 minute

Mixing time:

1 minute

Servings:

1

Calories:

154 kl

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Sloe Gin
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • Club soda, to top
  • Lemon slice and cherry, for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Highball Glass
  • Measuring Jigger
  • Shaker
  • Strainer

Instructions

  • Prep Glass: Fill your highball glass with ice cubes.
  • Shake Ingredients: In the shaker, combine ½ oz simple syrup, 1 oz lemon juice, and 2 oz Sloe Gin.
  • Shake: Ice up the shaker and shake well.
  • Strain: Strain the mixture into your highball glass.
  • Top with Soda: Fill the rest of the glass with club soda.
  • Garnish: Add a lemon slice and a cherry for garnish.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Sloe Gin: If you can't find sloe gin, use regular gin and add a splash of blackcurrant or blackberry liqueur for that fruity note. I've done this, and it's a great workaround.
  • Lemon Juice: Lime juice works if you're out of a lemon. It changes the flavor profile but still tastes great.
  • Simple Syrup: If you're out of simple syrup, you can dissolve sugar in hot water to make your own. I've also used honey for a different kind of sweetness.

Making a Pitcher:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, multiply all the ingredients by 8. That would be 16 oz of sloe gin, 8 oz of lemon juice, and 4 oz of simple syrup.
  • Mix: In a large pitcher, combine the sloe gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Stir well.
  • Serve: Pour the mixture into ice-filled highball glasses, top with club soda, garnish with a lemon slice or twist, and serve immediately.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Sloe Gin Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic blackcurrant or blackberry syrup.
  • Proceed As Usual: Use these non-alcoholic substitutes instead of the regular ingredients, follow the original steps, and enjoy a non-alcoholic version.

Making it Vegan:

  • Simple Syrup: Ensure your syrup doesn't contain honey or other animal-derived products. Stick to a sugar and water mixture.
  • Proceed As Usual: After confirming your vegan ingredients, follow the original steps to enjoy a vegan version.

Nutrition Facts

Calories
154
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.1
g
0
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.01
g
0
%
Sodium
 
58
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
20
g
7
%
Fiber
 
0.1
g
0
%
Sugar
 
19
g
21
%
Potassium
 
43
mg
1
%
Protein
 
0.1
g
0
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.01
g
Vitamin A
 
2
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
11
mg
13
%
Calcium
 
15
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%

 

Sloe Gin Fizz Cocktail Drink

Sloe Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe

Gavin Wrigley Written by Gavin Wrigley
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Sip on this effortless Sloe Gin Fizz recipe to elevate your evening! With its blend of sloe gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a splash of club soda, this cocktail is the epitome of refreshment.
Prep time: 1 minute
Mixing time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
Calories: 154

Ingredients
 

  • 2 oz Sloe Gin
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • Club soda - to top
  • Lemon slice and cherry - for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Highball Glass
  • Measuring Jigger
  • Shaker
  • Strainer

Instructions

  • Prep Glass: Fill your highball glass with ice cubes.
  • Shake Ingredients: In the shaker, combine ½ oz simple syrup, 1 oz lemon juice, and 2 oz Sloe Gin.
  • Shake: Ice up the shaker and shake well.
  • Strain: Strain the mixture into your highball glass.
  • Top with Soda: Fill the rest of the glass with club soda.
  • Garnish: Add a lemon slice and a cherry for garnish.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Sloe Gin: If you can't find sloe gin, use regular gin and add a splash of blackcurrant or blackberry liqueur for that fruity note. I've done this, and it's a great workaround.
  • Lemon Juice: Lime juice works if you're out of a lemon. It changes the flavor profile but still tastes great.
  • Simple Syrup: If you're out of simple syrup, you can dissolve sugar in hot water to make your own. I've also used honey for a different kind of sweetness.

Making a Pitcher:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, multiply all the ingredients by 8. That would be 16 oz of sloe gin, 8 oz of lemon juice, and 4 oz of simple syrup.
  • Mix: In a large pitcher, combine the sloe gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Stir well.
  • Serve: Pour the mixture into ice-filled highball glasses, top with club soda, garnish with a lemon slice or twist, and serve immediately.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Sloe Gin Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic blackcurrant or blackberry syrup.
  • Proceed As Usual: Use these non-alcoholic substitutes instead of the regular ingredients, follow the original steps, and enjoy a non-alcoholic version.

Making it Vegan:

  • Simple Syrup: Ensure your syrup doesn't contain honey or other animal-derived products. Stick to a sugar and water mixture.
  • Proceed As Usual: After confirming your vegan ingredients, follow the original steps to enjoy a vegan version.

 

What is a Sloe Gin Fizz?

A Sloe Gin Fizz is a cocktail that combines sloe gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda. It’s a drink that’s stood the test of time, offering a balance of tart, sweet, and fizzy elements. Its unique flavor profile makes it a staple in the world of mixology, often inspiring creative variations. Whether served in an elegant flute or a simple highball glass, it never fails to impress.

A side shot of a Sloe Gin Fizz cocktail on a black stone plate placed on a white marmol surface with a jigger and oranges on the background

What is a Sloe Gin Fizz made of – The ingredients

Prepare a Sloe Gin Fizz with these simple ingredients:

  • Sloe Gin: Provides the fruity, berry-like base of the cocktail.
  • Lemon Juice: Adds tartness, balancing the sweetness of the sloe gin.
  • Simple Syrup: Sweetens the drink, complementing the tartness of the lemon.
  • Club Soda: Gives the cocktail its signature fizz and lightness.

Sloe Gin, Soda and Simple Syrup laid out on a white bar table

How do you make a Sloe Gin Fizz?

Follow our instructions and you’ll have an awesome Sloe Gin Fizz ready in no time:

1
<p>Start by filling your highball glass with ice cubes to prepare it for the cocktail.</p>

Start by filling your highball glass with ice cubes to prepare it for the cocktail.

2
<p>Add simple syrup to the shaker.</p>

Add simple syrup to the shaker.

3
<p>Add lemon juice to the shaker.</p>

Add lemon juice to the shaker.

4
<p>Pour the sloe gin into the shaker.</p>

Pour the sloe gin into the shaker.

5
<p>Ice up the shaker.</p>

Ice up the shaker.

6
<p>Shake the mixture well to blend the ingredients.</p>

Shake the mixture well to blend the ingredients.

7
<p>Strain the shaken mixture into your prepared highball glass filled with fresh ice.</p>

Strain the shaken mixture into your prepared highball glass filled with fresh ice.

8
<p>Top the glass with club soda to add the fizz.</p>

Top the glass with club soda to add the fizz.

9
<p>Optionally, garnish the drink with a lemon slice and a cherry for a finishing touch.</p>

Optionally, garnish the drink with a lemon slice and a cherry for a finishing touch.

10
<p>Enjoy your Sloe Gin Fizz cocktail!</p>

Enjoy your Sloe Gin Fizz cocktail!

Sloe Gin Fizz with Egg White

The topic of adding egg white to a Sloe Gin Fizz often sparks debate among cocktail enthusiasts. If you’re a purist, stick with the basic ingredients: sloe gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda. But adding an egg white can elevate the drink to a new level. It creates a frothy, velvety texture that many find irresistible. The egg white also mellows out the acidity of the lemon juice, making for a smoother sip. If you’re concerned about using raw eggs, pasteurized egg whites are a safe alternative. 

Best Sloe Gin for Sloe Gin Fizz

The quality of your sloe gin matters when you make the drink. Some well-known brands to consider are Plymouth, Sipsmith, and Boodles. Plymouth Sloe Gin is a solid choice, offering a rich, fruity flavor without being overly sweet. Sipsmith takes a more artisanal approach, handcrafting their sloe gin in small batches for a balanced, complex flavor. Boodles, on the other hand, provides a lighter, more floral take on the classic. But if you’re looking for a recommendation, Plymouth often gets the nod for its depth of flavor and versatility. It pairs exceptionally well with the lemon juice and simple syrup.

A Sloe Gin Fizz cocktail, shot from above, on a black stone plate placed on a white marmol surface with two oranges on the side

Sloe Gin Fizz with Prosecco and the Sloe Gin Spritz

A Sloe Gin Fizz with Prosecco is a bubbly twist on the classic drink, swapping out club soda for Prosecco. This change adds a wine-like nuance and a different effervescence to the cocktail. It shares similarities with a Sloe Gin Spritz, as both drinks use sparkling water or wine to bring effervescence and lightness. However, the Sloe Gin Fizz with Prosecco typically includes lemon juice and simple syrup, making it more aligned with the original in terms of flavor complexity.

Variations

Searching for new and unique ways? Check out our favorite alternatives:

  • Cherry Fizz: This creation uses cherry syrup, bringing in a deep, sweet cherry flavor that complements the zesty lemon. The cherry’s richness adds a delightful depth. I really enjoy the way the cherry flavor bursts through, providing a sweet yet tangy experience.
  • Coconut Fizz: Here, coconut water and a hint of coconut cream are used, lending a tropical, refreshing twist. It’s lighter and has a subtle, nutty sweetness. I appreciate the refreshing quality of this one; it’s like a breezy tropical escape.
  • Ginger Fizz: This one is spiced up with ginger syrup, adding a warm, spicy kick that contrasts nicely with the lemon’s acidity. The ginger’s zestiness makes it exciting and invigorating.
  • Blackberry Fizz: This variation features muddled blackberries, offering a juicy, tart, and slightly sweet flavor. The blackberries add a beautiful color and a rich, fruity note.
  • Elderflower Fizz: It includes elderflower syrup, providing a delicate, floral sweetness that’s very refreshing. The elderflower’s subtle fragrance is wonderfully soothing.
  • Apple Fizz: Try mixing in apple juice which adds a natural, crisp sweetness. The apple lends a fresh, orchard-like quality that’s both comforting and invigorating.
  • Citrus Fizz: This mix combines multiple citrus juices, like orange, lemon, and lime, for a vibrant, tangy burst of flavor. The blend of citrus notes makes it exceptionally refreshing and zesty.
  • Lavender Fizz: It’s infused with lavender syrup, imparting a gentle floral aroma and a light, soothing taste. I’m drawn to the calming qualities of lavender in this one; it’s like a sip of relaxation.
  • Tropical Fizz: Blending a bunch of tropical fruit juices like pineapple and mango, creates a sweet, exotic flavor profile. I love the lush, vibrant fruitiness here; it’s like a sunny day in a glass.

A side shot of a Sloe Gin Fizz cocktail on a black stone plate place on a white marmol table with a jigger, a shaker and some oranges in the background

History and Origins

The Sloe Gin Fizz traces its roots back to the Fizz family of cocktails, which gained popularity in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The fizz itself is a variation of the older sour family of cocktails, distinguished mainly by the addition of carbonated water. Sloe gin, a gin-based liqueur infused with sloe berries, became the star ingredient in this particular fizz.

The drink likely originated in the United States, where fizzes and gin were popular. Bartenders started mixing sloe gin with lemon juice, simple syrup, and soda water, creating a refreshing and effervescent drink that quickly gained favor.

 

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FAQ

How many calories are in a Sloe Gin Fizz?
It typically contains around 150-200 calories, depending on the specific ingredients used.
How strong is a Sloe Gin Fizz?
The strength varies based on the sloe gin used, but generally, it's around 20-25% ABV (40-50 proof).
What alcohol is used in a Sloe Gin Fizz?
Sloe gin, a gin-based liqueur infused with sloe berries, is the primary alcohol in this drink.
In which glass is a Sloe Gin Fizz served?
It's traditionally served in a highball glass.
What does a Sloe Gin Fizz taste like?
The drink offers a balanced blend of sweet, tart, and fizzy elements, with a fruity undertone from the sloe gin.
What is the ratio of ingredients in a Sloe Gin Fizz?
The classic ratio is 2 oz sloe gin, 1 oz lemon juice, and ½ oz simple syrup, topped with club soda.
How is it served in terms of ice and presentation?
The drink is served over ice in a highball glass and can be garnished with a lemon slice or twist.

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