1 tspn sugar (optional)
2 basil leaves (add as many basil leaves as you like to taste)
1.5 oz sloe gin preferred Hayman's London
tangerine Italian Soda
note: If unable to find sloe gin, use .5 oz sloe gin liqueur with .5 oz good quality gin
Muddle lemon, lime, basil leaves, and sugar to release natural juices and aroma.
Add ice and gin to glass.
Top with Italian soda.
Garnish with basil.
Born at the beginning of the 20th century, Sloe Gin comes from across the pond in England. In the early 1900s, it's believed that American bartenders discovered this tart, ruby-red mixer and invented the Sloe Gin Fizz. The Sloe Gin Fizz became widely popular in the 1960s. A traditional sloe gin fizz contains sloe gin, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and egg white topped with carbonated water. Our twist replaces carbonated water with Italian Soda and incorporates the sweet and savory herb...basil. With the addition of this aromatic herb, the balance of sweet against tart that we know and love about the sloe gin fizz is amplified making this a surprisingly, devilishly delightful concoction.
photo credit- Owie
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