Sloes and apples: two of autumn’s favourite flavours
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When apples start to fall from the trees and the hawthorn bushes are weighed down with fruit, you know that autumn has truly arrived. Apples are such a big part of British fruit growth that Apple Day, held on October 21st, has been celebrated every year since it began in 1990, and sloes are regularly used to make a variety of jams and jellies, as well as wine and, popularly, sloe gin.
If you don’t fancy making your own sloe gin, or if you’re struggling to find a decent crop near you, then don’t worry: there are other alternatives available.
Gordon’s Sloe Gin was first launched way back in 1908, but a brand new version has brought it back to life. Enjoy the dryness of Gordon’s with the sweetness of cassis in a clear bottle that shows off the rich, dark berry colour of the drink.
For a truly autumnal cocktail, try Gordon’s Sloe Gin with apple juice. This recipe blends the tart, fruity flavours of Gordon’s Sloe Gin with the sharp sweetness of fresh apple juice for a great serve – either for parties or enjoying at home on cold autumnal evenings.
Gordon’s Sloe Gin and Apple Juice
50ml Gordon’s Sloe Gin
1 wedge lemon
125ml apple juice
1 tall glass
1. Using a jigger, measure 50ml Gordon’s Sloe Gin and pour into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. Top up with the apple juice.
2. Using a chopping board and a sharp knife, cut a lemon wedge as a garnish. Squeeze and drop into the glass and serve.
For more great cocktail recipes for autumn and the rest of the year, visit https://uk.thebar.com: a great website from Diageo that showcases the versatility of a range of different spirits including gin, rum, vodka and whisky.