Courtesy of Lauren Patz, head distiller, Spirit Works, Sonoma County, California
Ashby Marshall, distiller and co-owner of Spirit Works, advises trying sloe gin “straight always, well, first, at least.” After you’ve sufficiently sampled, she recommends whipping up this lively twist on a Kir Royale from head distiller Lauren Patz.
- 1 ounce Spirit Works Sloe Gin
- Dry sparkling wine, to top
- 1 fresh lime wedge
- Lime wheel, for garnish
Add sloe gin to Champagne flute, and top with sparkling wine. Squeeze lime wedge into glass, then discard. Garnish with lime wheel.