It’s that time of the week again, when my thoughts turn from the grindstone of work to the delights of the weekend and to celebrate, I have a drink!
I’m feeling autumnal and wanted my drink to reflect that. Don’t worry, I’m not feeling so autumnal that I will ever put pumpkin in a cocktail or any other form of drink! This time of year is generally when I break out the sloe gin. I wish I was the type of person who knows where to pick sloes and makes her own. Guys, I grew up in a city, I still live in that city and I have no idea what sloes actually look like or where I would be able to pick them. So if you were hoping for an idea on how to make them, you’ll need to go elsewhere*
Most often I use it in place of gin in a Gin & Tonic. It’s makes a nice change to my usual and is probably how I’m going to drink it this week. It also has the advantage of being lighter on the alcohol and I’m have to be up at a decent hour to visit my friend Lis and baby Lincoln.
However, if you want something a bit stronger, you could try the Sloe Gin Martini
or a Green-ish Deacon
Happy Friday people!
*Where to buy sloe gin? That I can help you with. Sipsmith’s Sloe Gin you can buy in Waitrose and Majestic. Before Sipsmith started making theirs, Plymouth’s was my go-to. That was harder to track down, I can normally get that at the off-license in Uxbridge Road but Master of Malt have it and many others. Just don’t buy the Gordons one. It’s horrible.