How serve sloe gin?

Sloe gin is traditionally sipped neat or as a hot toddy cocktail according to Joanne, but it works lovely chilled too. ‘I would suggest using ice if drinking in cold cocktails such as a sloe gin and ginger ale,’ Joanne recommends. ‘Or just add a shot to a chilled glass of Prosecco.

What’s the best mixer for sloe gin?

Sloe gin is deliciously sweet with rich notes of plum and red berries. Combining this fruity sweetness with the bitter notes found in Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic Water makes for a perfectly balanced and refreshing long drink.

Do you need a mixer with sloe gin?

Sloe gin is a fruity liqueur that can be served neat, with a mixer or even used in cooking.

How do you garnish sloe gin?

Fill a highball glass or copa with very cold ice. Pour in both gins and top up with the desired amount of tonic. Stir briefly to blend and garnish with a lemon slice and raspberry.

Should sloe gin be chilled?

How to drink Sloe Gin. Make like the British aristocracy and sip it neat, or try it chilled over ice to cut through some of the syrupyness.

Is sloe gin stronger than gin?

Sloe Gin tends to have a lower alcohol content than traditional gin of 15 and 30 percent by volume. The Settlers Sloe Gin is pleasantly tart with attractive juniper and herbal notes, but is a proper gin with an alcohol content of 43 ABV.

What does sloe gin taste like?

Sloe Gin’s Flavor Depends on Ingredient Quality “High quality [sloe gin] is going to taste plummy and have an earthy, raisiny like quality. They are often very sweet. Good ones tend to also have notes of almonds, which comes from the pit of the fruit.”

Can sloe gin go off?

Unopened gin has a shelf life of several years – or even longer. So long as the bottle or seal isn’t broken, i.e. no air has been getting in, the alcohol will taste exactly the same when you do finally open it as when you bought it. Unlike wine, bottled gin doesn’t get better with age!

Is sloe gin good for colds?

Hot Toddy’s are thought to improve colds and flu’s because alcohol numbs pain and encourages sleep, and the addition of fruit juice gives a boost of vitamin C.

Does sloe gin improve with age?

Sloe Gin improves with age (to a certain point), so make more than you need and keep some for next year.

How is sloe gin drunk?

Not sure how to drink your sloe gin? Well, traditionally it is drunk neat or in warm drinks like a hot toddy, but it’s also delicious over ice, combined with a light, neutral tonic with a sprig of rosemary to garnish, or even topped up with prosecco for a fabulous sparkling aperitif!

What is a substitute for sloe gin?

Instead of Sloe Gin you can substitute grenadine.

Can you heat sloe gin?

Sloe gin: As this is a hot beverage I find that sloe gin works best here. A bit like with hot Vimto, the flavour of berries is greatly enhanced when heated. However, if you would like a more traditional hot toddy you can replace the sloe gin with brandy or whiskey.

Why is my sloe gin bitter?

Sloes do not desiccate and concentrate their sugars after a frost, like grapes in ice-wine-making. It is just that even when ripe, sloes are intensely bitter, so tasting them is not an option.

Is sloe gin poisonous?

Sloes are not edible raw, they are mouth-puckeringly astringent, but they are delicious as a fruity flavouring for gin (or brandy or vodka?) and sloe gin is very simple to make. You will need: a needle. some bottles with screw caps.

Does sloe gin need sugar?

Sugar should really only be added at the start to produce sweet sloes for baking or chocolates, rather than good sloe gin. One of the common complaints about standard sloe recipes is that some years they produce a too-sweet liqueur, while other years are not sweet enough.