Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower; Food Styling: Mary Claire Britton
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you bitter sloe berries…you steep them in gin for a high-proof liqueur that’s tart, deep, and rich in flavor. You’re probably most familiar with the British liquor in the Sloe Gin Fizz, a summery, lemony cocktail with a deep purple hue and a fizzy topper, thanks to the egg whites.
For a sudsy take on the classic cocktail, we turn to the earthy, rustic Belgian-style farmhouse ale Lomaland from Modern Times. After combining the sloe gin, ginger ale, and bitters, top with the saison and garnish with a maraschino cherry for a nice pop of color. The result? A fizzy, frothy sloe gin cocktail (no egg whites required).
¼ cup (2 oz.) sloe gin
6 tablespoons ginger ale
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
½ cup (4 oz.) chilled saison beer (such as Modern Times Lomaland)
Maraschino cherries, for garnish
How to Make It
Combine sloe gin, ginger ale, and Angostura bitters in a tall, ice-filled glass, and stir. Top with chilled saison beer (such as Modern Times Lomaland), and stir gently. Garnish with maraschino cherries.