Wednesday, April 18, 2012

sloe 75

1 oz Gin
3/4 oz Bitter Truth Sloe Gin
1/2 oz Aperol
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Simple Syrup
2 dash Orange Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a wine glass. Top with 2 oz of prosecco wine. Garnish with a wide lime twist.

Another drink that Max Toste made us was fellow Deep Ellum bartender Jennifer Salucci's Sloe 75. As a variation on the French 75, the addition of sloe gin and Aperol and the change of lemon for lime juice significantly shifted the flavor spectrum. Here, the oils for the lime twist prepared the senses for the citrus in the sip which was joined by berry and sparkling wine notes. The drink concluded with gin and lime notes on the swallow. Indeed, it was curious how the drink was high in acids, but it came across as being bright without seeming tart.

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