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Four Classic Sloe Gin Cocktail Recipes

in Mixology November 13, 2020

Scarlet of hue and perfumed with rich berry flavors, our award-winning Sloe Gin is delicious enough to sip neat (or from a hip flask during a long walk). Discover our favourite sloe gin cocktail recipes below.

But, it’s also a staple in a number of classic cocktails. When you next feel like shaking yourself a berry sweet sip, turn to these four classic sloe gin cocktail recipes. Whether frothy with fizz or sultry with whiskey, they show off sloe gin’s wonderful breadth and complexity.


Sloe Royale

A British take on the classic Kir Royale using our Sloe Gin, this classic Sloe Gin cocktail is a sure-fire winner at any cocktail party. 

To craft your own, simply add the gin to a chilled flute and top with prosecco or Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.


sloe gin spritz

Who said Sloe Gin was reserved for winter sipping? Certainly not us. Next time the sun shines, pop open the prosecco (or Champagne if you’re feeling particularly decadent) and craft this delightful summer tipple.

  • 2 parts Sipsmith Sloe Gin
  • 1/2 part Port
  • 3 parts lemonade
  • 3 parts prosecco
  • Lemon twist and a blackberry (to garnish)

Add the first three ingredients into an ice filled wine glass. Top with prosecco and gently stir. Garnish with a lemon twist and a blackberry. Best sipped al fresco!


For classic cocktail enthusiasts, the Sloe Gin Fizz is autumnal perfection.

One of the most popular classic sloe gin cocktails, the Sloe Gin Fizz serves up autumnal flavours and a celebratory amount of bubbles.

  • 2 parts Sipsmith® Sloe Gin
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 3/4 part simple syrup (find out how to make your own here)
  • Champagne, to top

Combine the Sloe Gin, lemon juice, egg white, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and dry shake (without ice). Open the shaker, fill with ice, and shake again (wet shake). Strain into a sherry glass or small highball. Top up with Champagne, or until the height of the froth is roughly equivalent to half of the drink’s volume. Sip and enjoy!


Indulge in some old Hollywood glamour, courtesy of this 1920s serve.

First created in New York’s Waldorf-Astoria around 1920, and named in honor of the silent movie star, The Charlie Chaplin is a classic Sloe Gin cocktail recipe that’s a perfect fit for every season. 

  • 1 1/2 part Sipsmith® Sloe Gin
  • 1 part lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 part apricot brandy
  • 1/4 part sugar syrup
  • orange twist, to garnish

Add all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker, and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupette, and garnish with an orange twist. 

Seeking more sloe ginspiration? Berry-rich tweaks on other classic cocktails—including a Pink Sip, and a Sloe Gin Negroni offer further ways to celebrate the season. Don’t forget to tag us in your cocktail recreations on Instagram @sipsmith.

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