sloe gin


: a sweet reddish liqueur consisting of grain spirits flavored chiefly with sloes

Examples of sloe gin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traditionally containing brandy or - if shooting - sloe gin, John Lewis is bringing it up to date with this commemorative Gin in a Tin (£33) in a very regal purple with a touch of cardamom. Sarah Turner, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 In Parks’s photograph, the lights are arrayed on the walls behind the figure in a modernist and rhythmic arrangement that reads as an extension of the music emanating from his two turntables (presumably Louis Armstrong, whom the narrator listens to while eating vanilla ice cream and sloe gin). New York Times, 11 June 2021 Did Loretta Lynn and Jack White really ever drink a pitcher of sloe gin fizz in Portland? oregonlive, 4 Oct. 2022 Available at Guard and Grace in Denver, the 99 Problem cocktail includes Deviation citrus rose gin, sloe gin, peach, lemon, Prosecco float. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 Back at Dromoland Castle, O’Dwyer leads a cooking class that not only prepares all the food gathered (think, blackberry pies and nettle pesto), but also teaches participants how to preserve it (sloe gin, anyone?). Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Feb. 2022 Substitute it for traditional simple syrup in daiquiris, mojitos, sloe gin fizzes, and, best of all, French 75s. Beth Segal, cleveland, 23 Dec. 2021 Trash heaps near ancient homes contained the remains of hazelnuts, crab apples and sloes (also known as blackthorns, the berries are used to make sloe gin). Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Dec. 2021 The Trust recommends enjoying the sloe gin in a Sloe Royale. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 9 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sloe gin was in 1895

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“Sloe gin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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sloe gin

: a sweet reddish liqueur flavored chiefly with sloes

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