1 1⁄2 oz Sloe gin, Plymouth (or The Bitter Truth)
1⁄2 oz Gin
1 t Campari (omit if using The Bitter Truth Sloe Gin)
3⁄4 oz Lemon juice
1 bsp Sugar
1 oz Soda water (to top glass)

Dry shake all but soda water, shake, strain, ice-filled highball glass, top with soda water, stir gently.


The Bitter Truth Sloe Gin is more bitter than Plymouth, so no Campari is needed for balance.

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Posted by Dan on 6/06/2010
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  • Somewhat bitter, pleasing, not to be confused with the sickly-sweet drink of a girl's youth — ★★★
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