Today, I’m bringing a cheeky little cocktail to Justine’s Tea Time #5. If you haven’t been to Justine’s Tea Time before, come along, see what you might find 😉
Before my birthday cocktail party last year, my friend and I went out to taste-test some cocktails, as you do 🙂
I had been introduced to Sloe Gin previously, so after trying a few cocktails, I asked the bartender to make me something with Sloe Gin, something not too sweet, with some lime. What he served us had no name, but it was exquisite – so good. So, we had to come up with a name, my friend suggested a Sloe-Aged Tart, but I overruled and went with a Sloe-Aged Flirt instead.
It’s very simple:
Mix two parts Sloe Gin with one part Lychee liqueur and top up with cranberry juice.
Add a splash of lime juice and shake over ice.
Enjoy! (Note that my bartender added a dried star anise to the top of my drink, so it smelled divine!).
It really is a delicious drink 🙂
Some background on Sloe Gin. It’s actually a liqueur made from gin and sloe (blackthorn) berries. It’s usually made by soaking the berries in gin with some sugar. The flavour is very unusual, but delicious. You can find more information here. A Sloe Gin Fizz is also yummy.