'There, there, my dear boy,' he said, 'come and have a sloe gin. That's the real answer to all beastly problems.'
A fallacy with some drinks is that they belong only to a certain season or should only be served one way Chilled red wine sounds like a abomination to some, but is particularly popular in Spain. Sloe gin is often seen as a mere Christmas drink, but this would be a grave injustice.
Any fruity alcohol will have a variety of uses and this is no different for Sloe gin - or Damson or Bullace for that matter. Here are a few different wats to ensure that this is a drink for all seasons
Sloe Gin & Tonic
The traditional combination; a healthy shot of sloe gin topped up with your chosen tonic. Add ice and a few of your favourite berries to create a twist on the old classic
Drop a little sloe gin into a champagne flute and top up with your favourite bubbles for a refreshingly sparkling and fruity delight as the summer evening shadows lengthen
Tradiationally made by putting the gin soaked sloes into cider to steep, this variation simply adds a shot of sloe gin to a glass of cider to give a colourful and fruity variation. Beware, this will be quite potent!
Sloe Gin and Mince Pie
Well, we couldn't ignore the best way to enjoy sloe gin; neat and by a crackling fire with a sumptuous mince pie to add to the fruity experience. One to warm you through the cold winter nights.