Sloe Gin Highball

Sloe Gin Highball cocktail with sloe gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and sparkling water

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.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake everything but the sparkling water with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass, and top with sparkling water.

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