This lovely, balanced cocktail comes from Duskie Estes, co-chef and co-owner of Zazu Kitchen + Farm in Sebastopol, California. This recipe features gin made by the restaurant’s neighbor, Spiritworks Distillery (spiritworksdistillery.com), the only US distillery making sloe gin from sloe berries rather than from concentrate.
1 ounce sloe gin
1/2 ounce simple syrup (see Note)
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
Dash of Fee’s Old Fashion Aromatic Bitters
3 ounces sparkling wine
How to Make It
In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine all of the ingredients except the sparkling wine and shake well. Strain into a Champagne flute and top with sparkling wine.
To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Let cool completely before using.
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