Autumnal Cocktails featuring our Sloe Gin

Autumn is a time of contrasts. If you aren’t being bathed in sunshine, you are being blown around by the wind. We’ve therefore devised a couple of cocktail recipes that celebrate the duality of the season.

They are both made with sweet Sloe Gin and sour lemon juice; and one is hot, while the other is cold. They are just made for autumn; when one day you need refreshment, and the next you need warming up.

As well as using a dash of Adnams’ delicious Sloe Gin and lively lemons as a garnish, both recipes have something else in common. They are ready in no time at all.

Making our simple Sloe Toddy is as quick as putting the kettle on, while the Sloe Gin Sour is literally ready in two shakes.

Sloe Gin Sour

You will need:

25ml Lemon Juice

15ml Sugar Syrup (Made in advance with equal parts sugar and water. Heat until dissolved and leave to cool before use)

1 Egg white


Lemon Peel Twist for garnish

Old Fashioned glass or short tumbler


Make your sugar syrup in advance.

Pour your Adnams Sloe Gin, the lemon juice, sugar syrup, and one egg white into your cocktail shaker.

Shake everything dry - without ice.

Add your ice cubes and shake well, until fluffy.

Strain into an Old Fashioned glass.

Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

Sloe Toddy

You will need:

1tsp Honey

200ml Hot water

Lemon juice to taste

Clear mug, or a double-walled mulled wine or latte glass


Heat around 200ml of water in a pan or kettle.

Add 1 tsp honey to your mug

Add 200ml of boiled water and stir until the honey is dissolved.

Add your 50ml shot of Adnams Sloe Gin and stir again.

Juice your lemon and add according to taste.

Garnish with a wheel of lemon.