What is Sloe Gin? And what drinks can you make with it?

Sloe gin is a red liqueur flavoured with sloe (blackthorn) berries, which are a small fruit relative of the plum. Sloe gin has an alcohol content between 15 and 30 percent by volume. The traditional way of making sloe gin is to infuse gin with the berries. Sugar is required to ensure the sloe juices are extracted from the fruit. Almond flavouring may also be added.”   (Wikipedia)


1 oz Amaretto
1 oz Southern Comfort
1/2 oz Sloe Gin
Stir in a highball glass over ice and add a splash of lemon juice.

1 1/2 oz Sloe Gin
1 oz sweet Vermouth
Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass.  Add a twist of lemon peel.

Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp powdered sugar
2 oz Sloe Gin
Shake with ice and strain into highball glass with two ice cubes.  Fill with carbonated water and stir.  Decorate with a slice of lemon.