Happy Valentine’s day, dear readers!
It seems like the perfect day to share this sloe gin spritz recipe with you. Don’t we all need a drink on Valentine’s day?! Either to celebrate or commiserate?
I made sloe gin last year (very British, I know!) using this method and wanted to use it in a drink a little more exciting than a sloe gin & t, so I was very pleased to find this sloe gin spritz recipe in an issue of Bon Appetit.
Sloe gin, 70 cl
1 bottle (70 cl) gin
500 g ripe sloe berries (pick them after the first frost)
100 ml caster sugar
100 ml water
Freeze the berries. Defrost and mix with the gin in a large jar/bottle. Seal the jar and keep in a dark place for 3 months. Shake/stir it once a week or so.
After three months, sieve the mixture and remove the berries. Bring the simple syrup to the boil and let it cool. Add syrup to the gin after taste. Done!
Sloe gin spritzer, per glass
Adapted from Bon Appetit’s recept.
4 parts prosecco
1 part sloe gin, either homemade or bought
Mix prosecco and sloe gin in a glass (with or without ice). Fill up with soda water. Decorate with frozen raspberries or a sprig of mint. B