It's time to get to know sloe gin: The vibrant liqueur is made with ripe sloes (a relative of the plum family), giving it a deep ruby red color and delicious jammy and fruity flavor. Here are eight spectacular sloe gin cocktails to make now:
1. The Manhattan Exposition
This cocktail features 19th-century components like sloe gin and Boker's bitters (flavored with cardamom and bitter orange peel).
2. Gin Lane
"Gin Lane" refers to William Hogarth's famous 18th-century engraving depicting the evils of London's "gin craze." Gin and sloe gin flavor this potent cocktail.