Sunday, March 1, 2020

sloe loris

1 oz Sloe Gin (Averell Damson)
1 oz Fino or Manzanilla Sherry (Lustau Fino)
3/4 oz Swedish Punsch (Kronan)
1/4 oz Cynar

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a cherry.

Two Sundays ago, I spotted a curious drink on Kindred Cocktails called the Sloe Loris by Leslie Craven, a home bartender in New Zealand. This circa 2015 tribute to the arboreal primate utilized the sloe gin-Swedish punsch combination that worked well in the 1930s Mabel Berra and the 2011 Ticket to Paradise. Moreover, it had the excellent duo of sloe gin and Cynar chosen by Phil Ward in the Lipspin and myself in Perverted by Language.
The Sloe Loris climbed to the nose with berry and rum funk aromas. Next, cherry, caramel, and crispness from the sherry summed up the sip, and the swallow delivered berry, rum, and bitter herbal flavors with a tea tannin finish.

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