sloe gin


Definition of sloe gin

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 Highlights include the Japonri with Japanese whisky, sloe gin, and Aperol, as well as a limited mocktail menu. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Nov. 2019 If the weather’s good, snag a spot on the terrace, order a sloe gin and soda apéritif, and take it all in. Laura Giannatempo, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 June 2018 Now go ahead and create a Ramos gin fizz, Clover Club, pisco sour, sloe gin fizz or any other cocktail recipe that calls for egg white. Lisa Futterman,, 11 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of sloe gin

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Sloe gin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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