Sloe gin cocktail 2016

Sloe gin cocktail

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins plus cooling

Easy

Serves 1

This autumnal hedgerow cocktail has a blend of botanical notes from the gin, infused with a juniper syrup, which makes for a sweet-sharp tipple

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal198
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre0.4g
  • protein0.2g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 50ml sloe gin
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 25ml gin
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  • ice (crushed and cubes)

For the juniper syrup

  • 100g white caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp juniper berries

Method

  1. Start by making the juniper syrup. Put the sugar in a small saucepan, then add 100ml water and the juniper berries. Bring to the boil, then take off the heat and gently squash the berries in the liquid using a potato masher. Leave to steep until completely cold, then strain into a sterilised bottle or jar. Will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

  2. Put the sloe gin, lemon juice, gin and 2 tsp of the syrup in a cocktail shaker with a few ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a tumbler filled with crushed ice. Serve immediately.

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