Sloe Gin Fizz Recipe

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The sloe gin fizz is a classic cocktail that is perfect for parties and gatherings, it’s a light drink ( not heavy in alcohol content) and an interesting sipper!

a glass of Sloe Gin Fizz garnish with a slice of lemon, a bottle of Hayman's brand sloe gin at the back
Sloe Gin Fizz

The Sloe Gin Fizz

So the other day, Karlynn and I drove across Edmonton (oh, I almost forgot Sherwood Park as well) to try to find Sloe Gin. Apparently, there are quite a few hipsters in our fine city because this stuff, this stuff was HARD TO FIND people.  And when I say hard to find, I mean we literally hit 3 different Wine and Beyond stores (those huge stores you see that rival Costco) in order to find this stuff.  We finally found it and when we did, I bought four bottles.

Why Sloe Gin?

Good question! First, here’s what it looks like:

a bottle of Hayman's Sloe Gin on wood
Hayman’s Sloe Gin

What is Sloe Gin?

Sloe gin is a sweeter, reddish colored liqueur made from the blue-blacked colored sloe berry, also known as a blackthorn bush. The berries are too sour to eat raw, so they are made into a liqueur, which is a much better way of using them in my opinion! The alcohol content ranges from 15-30% depending on the brand.

While planning for our next cocktail party (a follow-up to our Mad Men party) we started planning which cocktails I’d make. The popular 70’s cocktail, the Sloe Gin Fizz, made the cut which required…. Sloe Gin. Go figure! Is it weird that I originally thought Sloe Gin was spelled Slow Gin? I know, what a great cocktail blogger I make. Oh well, at least I don’t pretend to be a bartender right?

Ingredients in a Sloe Gin Fizz

Once you actually find the sloe gin, it’s really easy to make a sloe gin fizz! All you need is:

  • sloe gin
  • lemon juice
  • lime juice
  • simple syrup
  • club soda

close up glass of Sloe Gin Fizz garnish with a slice of lemon

How to Make a Sloe Gin Fizz

To make a sloe gin fizz the way they did in the 50’s:

  • 2 oz Sloe Gin
  • 1 tablespoon of simple syrup
  • 3/4 oz of lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz of lime juice
  • Add to Boston Shaker with Ice
  • Shake well.
  • Pour into a glass and top with club soda, serve.

Simple, delicious and waaaay too easy to drink which makes it perfect (or should I say terrible) for our party. This, in my estimate, will be the equivalent to our widely successful ginventory reducing (oooh new word!); Gin Gimlet recipe. Oh well, that’s why I bought 4 bottles.

Happy cocktailing!


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Sloe Gin Fizz Recipe

The Sloe Gin Fizz is a deliciously light and easy drinking cocktail that was popular in the 70's. Find out how they made it the old fashioned way.
5 from 16 votes
a glass of Sloe Gin Fizz garnish with a slice of lemon, a bottle of Hayman's brand sloe gin at the back
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 ounces Sloe Gin
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 can club soda


  • Combine Sloe Gin, simple syrup, lemon juice and lime juice in a shaker with cracked ice.
  • Shake, pour and top with club soda. Serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g, Calories: 194kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Sodium: 112mg, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin C: 14.6mg, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 0.7mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Sher says

    That’s almost how I remember it. 7up was added to sweeten and fizz it up. A classic.

  2. Margie Hunter says

    Where’s the fizz? I think you left out the club soda?

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