• Fjall
  • Fieldsports Guide to Gundogs
  • National Ladies Shooting Day
  • Fieldsports June July Issue
  • Fieldsports June July Issue
  • Fieldsports June July Issue

Five of the best Christmassy sloe gin cocktails...

g&tWhether neat, on ice or with prosecco (in fact the possibilities are endless), sloe gin is a delicious tipple to enjoy whilst in the field. But why not make the festive period even more exciting and give these simple but palate-pleasing Christmas cocktails a try that we have whipped up with our friends at Raisthorpe Manor

1. Sloe Gin Fizz

sloe gin fizzThe traditional Gin Fizz has a deserved reputation as one of the most popular thirst-quenching cocktails since its inception over a century ago. But add nutty tones of hazelnut syrup and a dose of sloe gin to the mix, and you have something truly special. Beware: you will need an ample supply of ingredients, for even non-gin lovers will be asking for more.

A step-by-step video can be found HERE.

2. Sloe Bramble

sloe bramble cocktailThis sloe gin variation of Dick Bradsell's Bramble Cocktail is for the real gin lover. It is strong, flavoursome, and offers the full gin experience. To add even more festive boozy notes, garnish with whisky-infused blackberries (fresh or frozen blackberries also work a treat). 

A step-by-step video can be found HERE.

3. Sloe Champagne

sloe gin and champagneThis drink offers all the delights of Champagne but with a creamy texture and fruitier taste. It also lends itself well to the cheaper brands of bubbly, so you don't need to be using your Taittingers or Laurent-Perriers. Who doesn't love having a glass or two of Champagne at Christmas and New Year? 

A step-by-step video can be found HERE.

4. Sloe Gin & Tonic

sloe gin drinksThis twist on an old classic is simply delightful and so easy to make. Served in the same way as a normal G&T but with the added subtle flavours of sloe gin. It makes for a tasty concoction. Plus the rose-colour pigment makes it even more appealing to the eye.

A step-by-step video can be found HERE.

5. Mulled Apple Juice & Sloe Gin

mulled_apple_juice_and_sloe_ginWhether you're at home with your slippers on by a crackling fire or stopping for elevenses in the field, the crisp flavours of the warmed apple juice with winter spices and sweet sloe gin make this the perfect Christmas drink. Enjoy responsibly as it is very moreish!

A step-by-step video can be found HERE.

Merry Christmas!

 

Shooting

Side-by-side or over-under?

instruction_frontHaving shot clays and game with great success with both the over-under and side-by-side, top game shooting instructor Simon Ward shares some tips on how to make the most of both designs.

Read more ...

Kemen guns

kemen_guns_frontMike Barnes meets Juan Cruz Sarriugarte, a gunmaker who crafts glamorous titanium shotguns while his two daughters run the business.

Read more ...

Gundogs

The rise of the AGA dog

Rise of the aga dog

Ben Randall considers the increasing demand for gundogs which double as family pets.

Read more ...

Planning your gundog training

training2Well-laid plans yield greater results, says Ben Randall, who explains the merits of a more considered approach to gundog training.

Read more ...

Latest features

The .243 rifle calibre

243 rifle calibreHolland & Holland’s Steve Rawsthorne puts one of the UK’s most popular stalking calibres under the microscope and argues that there are far better options available.

Read more ...

Close call – part 3

close_calls_front.jpgTop Tanzanian professional hunter Simon Evans recalls the worst day of his hunting career, when he was almost killed by a wounded Cape buffalo.

Read more ...

Fieldsports uses cookies. If you continue we assume you are happy to receive cookies. Cookie policy.