This is a classic, refreshing sparkler made with sloe gin, regular gin, and lemon juice, shaken and topped off with club soda.
What to buy: Sloe gin is a red liqueur made from gin infused with sloes (also called blackthorn), a relative of plums.
- Yield: 1 drink
- Difficulty: Easy
- Total: Under 5 mins
- Active: Under 5 mins
- 1 ounce sloe gin
- 1 ounce gin
- 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Club soda, chilled
- Slice of lemon, for garnishing
- Add the sloe gin, gin, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until the outside of the canister looks frosty, about 15 seconds. Strain into a 10-ounce highball or collins glass filled with ice.
- Top off with club soda, and garnish with a lemon slice.