Behold, the BEST Sloe Gin Fizz cocktail you can make! This recipe tackles the classic muddy-pink-hued cocktail and takes it up a notch both visually and in flavor.
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Why I Love This Recipe
I’ve been doing Cocktail Friday on Instagram for over two years now and this is easily one of my favorite cocktails to date. My version, which I call the Pink Pony, totally revamps the classic cocktail to be more balanced and colorful.
I also love how simple it is—just 5 ingredients.
What’s in a Sloe Gin Fizz
Sloe gin is sweeter than regular gin and has a dusty red hue. You can usually find one brand hidden next to a large array of regular gin.
Lemon juice adds brightness and tartness. Make sure you use fresh lemon juice.
Campari isn’t classic in a Sloe Gin Fizz, but in my opinion it should be. Campari makes the cocktail much more pink in color and it adds a bitter note which is so often missing in the cocktail.
Egg white is totally optional but it adds a soft, creamy mouthfeel that’s just unmatched. For ease of use and food safety reasons I recommend using pasteurized egg whites from a carton.
How to Make a Sloe Gin Fizz
It couldn’t be simpler—toss everything in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until well-chilled, at least 30 seconds. Most of the time when we use egg white in cocktails, it’s best to dry shake first (without ice) then add ice and shake until chilled. I find this cocktail doesn’t really need it. Shaking everything together from the start nicely incorporates the egg white into the cocktail and creates a thick enough layer of foam.
To make a classic Sloe Gin Fizz recipe, skip the Campari and increase the amount of Sloe gin to 2 ounces.
FAQs About Sloe Gin
Sloe gin is technically a gin-based liqueur made by steeping sloe berries (relative of the plum) in gin with a bit of sugar.
Sloe gin is sweeter than regular gin. It’s earthy in flavor with a slight dried fruit flavor and sometimes almond-like taste to it.
Sloe gin has a dusty red hue.
Nope, it’s high enough in alcohol that it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. The general rule of thumb—if a liqueur is less than 15% in alcohol or has a base of wine (like vermouth) it should be refrigerated.
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A great cocktail when celebrations are in order! A simple yet stunning cocktail that will invigorate the taste buds!
- 1 ½ ounces sloe gin
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- ½–¾ ounce simple syrup
- ½ ounce Campari
- 1 ounce egg white
Egg white is optional, but adds a lovely soft and creamy mouthfeel. For ease of use and food safety reasons I recommend using pasteurized egg whites from a carton.
If you like a less-sweet cocktail, start with ½ ounce of simple syrup. If you prefer a sweeter drink, opt for the ¾ ounce.
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