Sloe gin is perfect for wintery evenings, with a fruity subtle warmth that just tops dry gin in the colder months. Stronger, paler and drier than your average Sloe gin, Foxdenton’s classic hip flask-filler is full of juniper on the nose giving way to plum sweetness before a long, crisp finish.
It is naturally lower in strength than other spirits, and so is well-suited to sipping in the afternoon in relaxation. Here are four great Sloe gin recipes to complete your warm winter’s evening this festive season.
A simple twist that yields delightful results every time. If mimosas and bellinis aren’t festive enough for you, try this Sloe alternative that’ll freshen up your tastebuds.
- 25ml Foxdenton’s Sloe Gin
- 200ml champagne or prosecco of your choice
- Optional: lemon juice or fruit purée
- If opting to jazz up your drink with lemon juice or any variety of fruit puree, mix your Sloe gin and additional ingredients first.
- Pour your Sloe gin into the bottom of a tall-necked glass. Top up with your champagne.
- Garnish with a lemon slice or fresh berries for some extra flavour and style.
This winter warmer is a cosy alternative to mulled wine, offering a different flavour profile while still resembling the iconic festive beverage. This recipe makes full use of Foxdenton’s Sloe Gin’s plum sweetness and floral tones.
- Foxdenton’s Sloe Gin
- Apple or orange juice
- Festive herbs and spices, such as clove and cinnamon sticks
- Orange slices
- Warm up your pot on the stove and add your orange slices first. This will add some caramelisation and citrus to the base of the drink.
- Add your fruit juice and Sloe gin, at a ratio of 4:1, to the pot and begin warming through.
- Add your spices and cinnamon sticks and warm through. Take care not to let the pot boil as it will ruin your beverage.
- Once warmed through, safely ladle your delicious drink into heat-proof glasses or mugs. Then, sip away at your leisure.
This one is for the refined socialites who want to mix it up during the holidays. With a more fruity palette than the traditional martini, this might just be your new favourite cocktail.
- 25ml Foxdenton’s Sloe Gin
- 50ml Foxdenton 48 Dry Gin
- 15ml berry purée of some variety
- Berries to garnish
- Fill your martini glass with ice to chill.
- Add the Sloe gin, dry gin and fruit purée to a shaker with plenty of ice. Shake well until the shaker is cold to the touch.
- Empty ice from the martini glass. Strain the mixture in the shaker into your martini glass.
- Garnish with berries to finish.
This recipe is inspired by the classic gin mixture, the Tom Collins. Created by ‘the father of American mixology’ Jeremy Thomas in 1876, the Tom Collins is a sweeter long drink to be enjoyed in the summer. It’s about time the traditional recipe got a wintery update.
- 50ml Foxdenton’s Sloe Gin
- Juice of half a lime
- Sparkling water, or lemonade if you prefer it sweeter
- Fill your cocktail mixer with ice. Press the juice from the lime into the shaker, and add your Sloe gin. Put some ice cubes in a tall glass.
- Shake until the exterior of the mixer is cool to the touch. Then strain into your tall glass.
- Top with sparkling water or lemonade to finish.
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