Chilly nights mean warming drinks - it’s time to fall in love with Sloe Gin all over again. And why try just 1?! These tasty little numbers are all bursting full of fruity flavour, so take a look at the best 7 right now.
ELEPHANT SLOE GIN
This is a tasty addition to the Elephant Gin herd! Fresh and sweet with a burst of sloe berries plus a hint of nuts and spice on the palate, followed by blackberry and, of course, sloe berries on the finish. This is a perfect drink to warm you up on a chilly evening. Plus, as this fantastic sloe gin is inspired by Africa, the lovely people at Elephant donate 15% of the proceeds to support African elephant charities.
ADDINGHAM SLOE GIN
This offering, made by Addingham Fruit Liqueurs based in Yorkshire, is infused with locally sourced, picked and foraged natural ingredients. So it is no surprise that we have a fantastic example of a classic sloe gin here, with rich fruity flavours and subtle marzipan. Delicious alone or with a splash of prosecco.
HAYMAN’S SLOE GIN
This beautiful, ruby red liqueur is based on an old family recipe, and the Haymans know all about old family recipes, they’ve been making gin for over a 100 years! This is a strongly sloe-flavoured drink, especially on the nose, with just a hint of cherry in the background. Try neat or with a drop of Prosecco.
MASONS SLOW DISTILLED SLOE GIN
Most sloe gins are gin liqueurs, made by steeping sloe berries and sugar in gin. Almost uniquely, Mason's distil the sloes into their gin! This creates a much more intense sloe flavour, Mason's balance the slightly bitter sloe with sweet orange peel. The end result is a crisp dry gin, that is gorgeously warming and makes a perfect G&T on a cold night.
FOXDENTON SLOE GIN
A beautiful ruby red, traditional sloe gin, ideal for colder weather, the classic flavours meld into berries and sweet almond. At 27% - a stronger than average ABV for a sloe gin liqueur, this is a real winter warmer!
6 O'CLOCK SLOE GIN
This tasty classic is made in small batches using hand-picked, wild, hedgerow sloes. 6 O’Clock say the intense fruit flavour is down to the high sloe to gin ratio, plenty of sugar, then patiently and slowly maturing for at least 6 months and we reckon they’ve got it just right! Smooth and intense this works beautifully neat.
ABLEFORTH'S BATHTUB GIN SLOE GIN
Combining the creamy gin base of their original bathtub gin with delightfully rich sloe flavours has created something special. Strong notes of marzipan and almonds combined with rich, tart berries make this excellent neat or as a base for a cocktail. Mouth-wateringly good!
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