Palate: Gin-forward, warming and rich with a delicate balance of tart and sweet.
Conclusions: Sweet plum flavours and warming spice.
Editor Choice: A True English Sloe Gin is defined by its balance. Not too sweet, not too tart and you need to be able to taste the gin! To create ours we gently steep wild harvested English Sloe berries in our classically balanced English Gin for three to four months following an old family recipe.
The result is a Sloe Gin of exceptional balance in which you will find plummy aromas, hints of almond and frangipane and delicious fruity notes from the wild-foraged berries – all underpinned by a classic English Gin backbone.
Classically enjoyed throughout the festive season or as a warming companion to a brisk winter’s walk, our True English Sloe Gin also pairs perfectly with English sparkling wine to create a refreshing summer serve.
The balance of sweet and sharp notes from the sloe berries in Hayman’s Sloe Gin make it an excellent pairing with game dishes. Use instead of red wine to create a rich, complex base for venison or duck casseroles.
Cocktail Recipe: Spirited Sloe 75
1 ounce Haymans Sloe gin
1/2 ounce simple syrup (see Note)
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
Dash of Angostura Aromatic Bitters
3 ounces sparkling wine
In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine all of the ingredients except the sparkling wine and shake well. Strain into a Champagne flute and top with sparkling wine.
Note: To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Let cool completely before using.
Cocktail Recipe: Sloe Gin 75
- 1 ½ ounces sloe gin
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 2 dashes peach bitters
- Sparkling wine to top (approximately 2 ounces)
- Combine sloe gin, lemon juice, and peach bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake hard to chill and combine.
- Fine strain into a coupe.
- Top with sparkling wine.
Cocktail Recipe: Sloe Royale
35ml Hayman’s Sloe Gin
Pour the Sloe Gin into a champagne flute.
Top with Sparkling Wine to taste.
Cocktail Recipe: Sloe Mary Spritz
50ml Hayman’s Sloe Gin
50ml Grapefruit Juice
25ml Lemon Juice
20ml Sugar Syrup Sprig of Rosemary, Chopped
Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
Shake all ingredients thoroughly.
Strain into glass filled with ice.
Top with Soda Water.
Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a twist of grapefruit peel.