If sloe gin is your drink of choice, then you need to learn how to make a Cloudy Sky cocktail. Have you ever wondered what sloe gin really is? Well, it’s not a true gin. It’s actually a sweet, gin-based liqueur that is flavored with blackthorn plums, which are known as sloe berries. It is a relative of the plum, has a red color and is aged in wooden barrels. Sloe gin is made by infusing gin with the berries. Three of the most popular brands of sloe gin are Jacquin’s Sloe Gin, Gordon’s and Plymouth. It’s a real popular alcohol-based beverage among the younger crowd, mostly because it is sweet and blends well with a big variety of fruit drinks. The Cloudy Sky cocktail is one of these drinks. A Cloudy Sky cocktail is served on the rocks.
To make a Cloudy Sky cocktail, you will need:
- Sloe gin
- Lime juice
- Ginger ale
- Ice cubes
- A highball glass
- Fill the highball glass with ice. Pour in the ingredients above, using two ounces of sloe gin, one ounce lime juice and two ounces ginger ale.
- Garnish the cocktail with a lime slice. Serve and enjoy!
For those who desire a little more “spirit” in their beverages, add to the above recipe two ounces of regular gin, half an ounce of grenadine and one ounce of grapefruit juice. Use one ounce of lemon juice instead of lime juice. Instead of serving this version of the Cloudy Sky on the rocks, shake the ingredients in a shaker, then strain the contents into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish your Cloudy Sky with a fresh lemon wheel.