How to Make a Sloe Gin Fizz – Bright and bubbly with just the right touch of sweetness, this iconic cocktail is always a delight at parties and festive gatherings!

Two sloe gin fizz cocktails, bright pink, one in a martini glass with berries and the other in a short glass with lemon.
Sloe Gin Fizz

Why We Love this Cocktail Recipe

A classic Gin Fizz is a cocktail made with gin, fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda. (It can include an egg white to make the cocktail texture slightly frothy, but this is an optional add-in.) It is a light and refreshing beverage in its most traditional form.

However, you can also make a vibrant Sloe Gin Fizz, using a combination of regular gin and Sloe gin.

Both versions of gin fizz can be served “up” in a Coupe or Martini style glass, or “on the rocks” in a lowball rocks glass. And either variation is sure to please at any cocktail party, holiday gathering, or fun evening with friends!

Classic fizz with gin and lemon in a highball glass.
Traditional Gin Fizz

What is Sloe Gin?

Sloe gin is a gin variety made with sloe berries, a common European berry, also sometimes called blackthorn.

The berries give the gin a sweeter note, a bright fruity essence, tartness, and a bold color. This makes a sloe gin fizz a festive beverage for holiday parties!

Top down martini glass and highball glass with sloe gin cocktails.

Ingredients You Need

For a Sloe Gin Fizz

  • Gin – I like Uncle Val’s for this cocktail recipe, but any quality gin will do
  • Sloe gin liquor – your favorite brand
  • Lemon juice – freshly squeezed, not bottled
  • Simple syrup – store-bought or try our easy homemade simple syrup recipe
  • Club soda – any variety, unflavored
  • Lemon slice – to garnish or lemon wedge

To make a classic gin fizz, simply omit the Sloe Gin and double the amount of classic gin. You can also add egg white for light fizzy foam top.

Ingredients you need: Gin, lemon juice, club soda, and simple syrup.

How to Make a Sloe Gin Fizz

Set out a cocktail shaker, and fill it halfway with ice.

Pour in 1-ounce gin, 1-ounce sloe gin, 1-ounce lemon juice, and 3/4 of an ounce of simple syrup. Shake well for 30 seconds.

Set out a coupe-style glass or a lowball glass. If serving in a coupe glass, no ice is needed. Strain the cocktail into the glass.

Hand pour pink liquid from metal cocktail shaker into martini style glass.

Then add a splash of club soda, and garnish with fresh berries or a lemon slice.

Close view martini glass with sloe gin fizz and skewer with berries.

If serving in a lowball glass, fill it with ice (or an ice block) and pour in the cocktail. Then add a splash of club soda, and garnish.

Get the Complete (Printable) Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe + VIDEO Below. Enjoy!

Highball glass with sloe gin fridge with lemon slice.

How to Make a Classic Gin Fizz Cocktail

Set out a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Pour in 2-ounces of gin, 1-ounce of lemon juice, 3/4-ounce simple syrup, and an egg white if using. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds and pour in a coupe glass.

Metal shaker glass pouring clear liquid into a martini glass.

Add a splash of club soda and a lemon twist.

Frothy gin fizz with twist of lemon.

To serve on the rocks, pour in a lowball glass over ice, add a splash of club soda, and a lemon slice.

Close view classic gin fizz in a short glass with wedge of lemon slice as garnish.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you serve with Sloe Gin?

The fruity and crisp flavors of Gin make either of these drinks perfect to pair sweet, lighter foods. Serve at cocktail parties and casual gatherings alongside Roasted Vegetable Flatbread, Strawberry Bruschetta, Cranberry Brie Bites, or a Berry Crostata with Lemon-Honey Ricotta.

What’s the difference between a Tom Collins and a Sloe Gin Fizz?

A Tom Collins has many of the same ingredients, including gin, sugar, lemon juice, and club soda. But while gin fizzes are made by shaking the main ingredients, pouring them into a glass, and then adding the soda, Tom Collins cocktails are made by adding each ingredient to a highball glass with ice.

What can you use other than club soda?

There are lots of effervescent cocktail variations! Make a classic or sloe gin fizz with Sprite, 7UP, or other crisp bubbly soda you like.

Two classic clear gin fizz drinks with lemon.

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Sloe Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe + VIDEO

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Bright and bubbly with just the right touch of sweetness, the iconic Sloe Gin Fizz cocktail is always a delight at parties and festive gatherings!
Servings: 1 beverage

Ingredients

For a Sloe Gin Fizz –

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce sloe gin
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • Splash of club soda
  • Lemon slice

For a Classic Gin Fizz –

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • Splash of club soda
  • Lemon twist
  • Optional: egg white for UP style cocktail

Instructions

  • How to Make a Sloe Gin Fizz: Set out a cocktail shaker, and fill halfway with ice.
  • Pour in 1 ounce gin, 1 ounce sloe gin, 1 ounce lemon juice, and 3/4 of an ounce of simple syrup. Shake well for 30 seconds.
  • Set out a coupe style glass or a lowball glass. If serving in a coupe glass, no ice is needed. Pour the cocktail into the glass, add a splash of club soda, and garnish with fresh berries or a lemon slice. If serving in a lowball glass, fill with ice (or an ice block) and pour in the cocktail, add a splash of club soda, and garnish.
  • How to Make a Classic Gin Fizz: Set out a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Pour in 2 ou-ces of gin, 1-ounce of lemon juice, 3/4-ounce simple syrup, and an egg white if using. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Pour in a coupe glass and add a splash of club soda and a lemon twist. To serve on the rocks, pour in a lowball glass over ice, add a splash of club soda, and a lemon slice.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 194kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 0.1g, Fat: 0.1g, Saturated Fat: 0.01g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 44mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 2IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier
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