Is the Sloe Gin Fizz the loveliest gin cocktail of all?

This classic cocktail recipe balances the flavours of fruity sloe gin with a dash of sweet syrup and a little tart lemon juice, topped up with champagne for some sparkling fizz and a creamy foam for an elegant flourish. Perfection!

You could use shop-bought sloe gin to use in this recipe, but for maximum flavour (and smug factor), why not make your own homemade sloe gin? It’s very easy and cheap - but you will have to wait a few weeks before you can drink it!

Whichever method you opt for, once you have your gin you’ll be able to enjoy dozens of delicious cocktails, of which this classic recipe is surely the prettiest. Here’s how to make a classic Sloe Gin Fizz.

Sloe Gin Fizz

Sloe Gin Fizz

Sloe Gin Fizz

30ml sloe gin
10ml simple syrup
15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
Prosecco or champagne, to top up
One egg white (optional)

Add your sloe gin, simple syrup, lemon juice and egg white if using (this will create a beautiful white foam on the top of your cocktail) to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

Strain into a long glass such as a champagne flute or highball glass, then top up with champagne. (You could also substitute the champagne for soda water, for a less punchy version!)

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