Quickies (with Amon): Feeling blue?

I don’t know what things are like in your part of the world as you read this, but over here in my part of the world as I write this, things are totally wacked out. Now, I understand the whole “April Showers” thing, I really do. But I’m starting to get the impression that Spring is feeling guilty for arriving so damn late and is trying to make up for it by cramming a month’s worth of weather into every day. Seriously, there’s no reason for there to be 30-degree temperature fluctuations every 24 hours, not to mention the freak cloudbursts and tornadoes. The Germans really nailed it when they coined the rhyme “April, April, der weiss nicht was er will” (literally, April doesn’t know what it wants). And that’s Germany talking! One of the sunniest nations on the planet!

Anyhow, if you, dear reader, are feeling down because of the weather, your work, or really any reason, perhaps this can help perk up your day:

It's time to turn that frown upside-down!

It’s time to turn that frown upside-down!

Not only does the Sloe Berry Blue gin sour have a punny name, it also tastes wonderful. Plus, it’s not very alcoholic, so knocking one back at the end of the day might make you feel better and hopefully won’t make you feel worse the next morning. If you can’t find sloe gin, you can always swap it out for damson gin, which is made with little plums that have a similar taste to sloe berries.

To make it, combine 2oz gin, 1oz lemon juice and 3/4 oz simple syrup; shake with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

1 comment to Quickies (with Amon): Feeling blue?

  • Falquan

    Y’know, I’ve never actually had a sloe gin cocktail. I’ve been told for years it’s nothing more than hangover-inducing. However, I cannot argue with this drink’s visual appeal. Though it does look like a brunch item.

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