Sloe Gin Cocktails

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Remember that sloe gin I made a few months ago?

Well, it’s officially time to have a cheeky sip.

You can leave sloe gin to infuse for actual YEARS. Some said that I should keep my creation bottled up and serve it next year, but ya know what? I’m impatient and can’t have a delish bottle of sweet goodness staring at me for an entire year.

My plan is to take a bottle of the stuff everywhere I go this Christmas, pimping every glass of prosecco that enters my path. Not sure how far I’ll get, but it will be fun whilst it lasts, ey?

Anyway, I wanted to come up with a few potential Christmas cocktails you might fancy trying one festive eve.

All using a generous glug of sloe gin, of course.

THE SLOE-MARY SPECIAL

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Rosemary and gin are a match made in heaven… Throw in some sloes and prosecco and you’re onto a winner.

This is simple, but sassy and delicious. Pretty much what we’re after around Christmas innit? You will need the following:

Sloe gin (I tend to free pour, but 50ml would be the desired amount)

Rosemary – 1 spring per glass

Prosecco – My fave is the stuff from Aldi – any will do tbh

Ice – because, ice is nice

It’s simple really, pop in your ice cubes, pour over the sloe gin, followed by prosecco then garnished with a rosemary sprig. Sluuurp.

MULLED SLOE GIN

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Because OF COURSE I was gonna include something mulled. Oooft.

We got mulled wine / cider on erry corner (I ain’t complaining) but no mulled gin. So, why not give it a whirl? You will need the following:

1 litre cloudy apple juice

1 cup water

a few glugs of sloe gin

A few slices of lemon

2 cinnamon sticks

2 oranges cut into quarters then studded with cloves

2 star anise

Grab a medium pan, pour in your apple juice, water and all your mulled spice goodness – leave to infuse stirring occasionally for around 20 mins.

In either mugs or glasses, pour in a shot of gin to each. Once your mulled goodness is steamy and smellin’ dreamy, pour into your glasses. Garnish with apple and a cinnamon stick if you are feeling fancy.

SLOE-LY DOES IT

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The title isn’t really anything to do with the cocktail, but I’m going with it anyway.

I am a BIG fan of ginger ale, so I had to squeeze it in somewhere. The is simple, but so delish. You will need the following:

Ginger ale

Sloe gin

Lime

Ice

Shot (or two) of sloe gin over ice, topped with ginger ale, a squeeze of lime and an extra slice o’ lime on top. Jobs a gooden.

THE CLASSIC SLOE GIN & TONIC

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Keeping things as simple as they come, the humble gin and tonic, with a sloe twist. Ya just can’t go wrong.

Not that I really have to tell you, but you will need:

Sloe gin

Tonic

Lime

Ice

You know the drill.

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If you thought I was ever so slightly tipsy after putting this post together, you would be right. Merry, merry Christmas!

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  • I love that you have written this post! As if I needed another reason to up my gin consumption haha! I’ve actually never tried sloe gin but always see it on the shelves and then chicken out and go with my usual! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Fashion & Lifestyle

    • Hehe! I know, mine is out of control – oooh you should definitely give sloe gin a go, it is delish! Hope you are well and enjoying the festvities lovely lady :) Immy x

  • I love the sound of the sloe-mary special – I’ll definitely give this a go this Christmas!

    Sammy // sammyetc.com
    xx

    • Mmmm that was one of our favourites! Might be our Christmas day bev >:) Eeep it is SO close now! Immy x

  • Courtney Hardy

    Those are a good idea for the holidays.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

    • Hehe thank you Courtney, so excited! Immy x

  • Ohh that sloe mary looks amazing! I neeeed to get some sloe gin this Christmas! x

    • Mmmm was so delicious – I was VERY merry by the end of it all haha! Yesss do it lass, can add it to anything (and everything) Immy x

  • ninegrandstudent

    Merry Christmas! I absolutely love Sloe Gin so I’ll be trying these for sure!

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Foodie Blog

    • Hehe merry Christmas indeed! Enjoy the sloe gin lady, you made your own didn’t ya? Immy x

  • Oh my goodness, yum!! I just watched your vlog with this and it’s making me thirsty. Think I’ll be drinking sloe-mary specials with my ma all through the festive season! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

    • Aaaah did ya? Thank you lady (I sometimes think it is only my mum who watches lol) the prosecco and sloe gin combo is the absolute best. Immy x

  • Sounds sooo yummy!

    • Sooooooooo bloomin’ dreamy! I need another bottle for the festivities – getting through it fast haha! Immy x

  • Love this post Immy! I think I’ll rustle up at least a couple of these this month. I’ve got my eye on the prosecco one…

    http://pollyrowan.com/

    • Thank you so much Polly :) The prosecco one was my favourite… Closely followed by the mulled sloe gin! Especially soothing for the cold I can’t get rid of haha! mmy x