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

Ingredients (6)

  • 1 ounce sloe gin
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Club soda, chilled
  • Slice of lemon, for garnishing


  1. 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.
  2. Top off with club soda, and garnish with a lemon slice.