Sloe Gin Highball
The difference between real sloe gin and the purple corn syrup stuff on the bottom shelf is astronomical. It’s like the difference between ketchup and a garden-fresh tomato, if ketchup also had cat piss in it. The best sloe gin is made at home, but Plymouth makes a very good bottling too.
If you have a lemon- or berry-flavored sparkling water you like, give it a spin here in place of the typical plain sparkling water.
Shake everything but the sparkling water with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass, and top with sparkling water.