This cocktail is extra special because it uses a sloe gin and aquafaba.
Until about a month ago, I had no idea what either were...
In case you‘re in the same boat, I’ll enlighten you!
sloe gin- is a gin infused with sloe berries (which are actually a relative of the plum) and give it the beautiful red colour - it also has a slightly sweeter taste than a traditional gin from the berries
aquafaba- is the term for the the viscous liquid legume seeds have been cooked in - so that slimey liquid inside canned beans
The citrus is really refreshing but if it’s too strong, you can play with the ratio of the lemon / orange juice, as well as the simple syrup.
The aquafaba is also not necessary- more for style points :)
SLOE GIN SOUR
sloe gin (2 oz)
simple syrup (3/4 oz)
blood orange / orange juice (1/2 oz)
lemon juice (1/4 oz)
orange bitters (4 dashes)
aquafaba (2 tbsp or optional)
-Fill cocktail shaker with ice
-Add all ingredients to the shaker and mix well to chill contents