Make this sloe gin fizz using our recipe for sloe gin, then check out our Christmas spiced negroni, Christmas hot chocolate and more Christmas cocktails.

This recipe takes a gin fizz and gives it a wintry update. The rich berry flavours and tart-sweet character of sloe gin balance perfectly with the lemon in this cocktail – it's super quaffable. For an extra decadent twist, try swapping the sparkling water for dry sparkling wine or champagne.

If you aren't able to forage for sloe berries, then read our guide on what are sloe berries and where to buy them.


  • 50ml sloe gin
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar syrup
  • sparkling water, to top up
  • maraschino cherry or lemon slice, to garnish


  • STEP 1

    Put the sloe gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold. Strain into a highball glass or tumbler and top up with sparkling water. Garnish with a lemon slice and maraschino cherry.

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