Sloe it down…
This autumnal hedgerow cocktail has a blend of botanical notes from the gin, infused with a juniper syrup, which makes for a sweet-sharp tipple.
Step into the enchanting embrace of autumn with a cocktail that captures the essence of the season.
Our Sloe Gin Cocktail is a delightful elixir that weaves together the rich tapestry of flavours found in the hedgerows of the countryside.
With a harmonious blend of gin’s botanical notes and a juniper-infused syrup, this drink offers a sweet-sharp symphony that’s sure to enchant your taste buds.
50ml sloe gin
25ml lemon juice
Ice (crushed and cubes)
For the juniper syrup
100g white caster sugar
1 tbsp juniper berries
1. Start by making the juniper syrup. Put the sugar in a small saucepan, then add 100ml water and the juniper berries. Bring to the boil, then take off the heat and gently squash the berries in the liquid using a potato masher. Leave to steep until completely cold, then strain into a sterilised bottle or jar. Will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
2. Put the sloe gin, lemon juice, gin and 2 tsp of the syrup in a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a tumbler filled with crushed ice. Serve immediately.