A trip to the wonderful Sipsmith distillery in West London has left me wanting to make cocktails every chance I can get. Making a really good cocktail is so much like crafting a perfect cake, so I am naturally drawn to the task. The subtle but true and beautiful flavours of the Sipsmith London Dry Gin is a wonderful backdrop for some very exciting cocktails. Jared Brown, the master distiller, gave us this recipe which we went straight home and tried. It is my new holiday drink (sharing a place next to last year’s egg nog). It is a purply pink and lovely and frothy.

Sloe Gin Fizz (makes 2)

100ml Sipsmith Sloe Gin

25ml fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 egg white

ice cubes

Champagne to finish

Add the sloe gin, lemon juice and egg white to a cocktail shaker and shake well to get a nice froth. Add the ice cubes and give it a few more shakes. Divide into two white wine glasses and top with Champagne.

One Response to “Sipping notes from Sipsmith”

  1. leon says:

    Hello, my name is Leon. I recently bought your Leon: Baking and Puddings book for her as a Christmas gift. Needless to say she loved your book and everything about it. She was however struggling with the final product of the Life by Chocolate Cake. She’s made it twice and despite it being delicious, she doesn’t think that it’s coming out correctly. Please may you get in contact with me so that we may figure out a way to find out how to figure her dilemma out. She really wants to make it as is in the book. Kind regards

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