Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Cape Cod Cooler

Tired of the same old vodka and cranberry Cape Codder? Enhance your cranberry juice with sloe gin. Sloe gin is made from a liqueur from the sloe berry, which is related to the plum. It's much sweeter than gin, but there's still the juniper spice that dry gins have. The fun thing about sloe gin is the deep purple color--and of course the fun you can have with puns on the word "slow."

This cocktail was really sweet. The addition of orgeat syrup more than compensates for the sour lime and bitter cranberry juice. It has a tropical, Sling, sort of feel, much like the Singapore Sling without the fizz.
  • 2 oz. sloe gin
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. orgeat syrup
  • 5 oz. cranberry juice or to top
  • lime slice
Combine lime juice, orgeat syrup and gins in a highball glass with ice. Top with cranberry juice and stir gently. Garnish with the lime slice.

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