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Cloudy Sky

Cloudy Sky 1.000

Dayna Smith for The Washington Post

Spirits Sep 1, 2010

This is a variation on a sloe gin rickey that calls for gingle ale or ginger beer instead of soda water. Use good-quality ingredients, such as Fever-Tree ginger ale (for an extra kick, Spirits columnist Jason Wilson recommends spicy Blenheim ginger ale) and Barritts or Reed's ginger beer, and a real sloe gin, such as Plymouth; most sloe gins made in the United States contain artificial flavoring.


Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces sloe gin, preferably Plymouth
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces ginger ale or ginger beer, chilled
  • Lime wheel, for garnish

Directions

Fill a rocks or old-fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Add the sloe gin and lime juice, then top with ginger ale or ginger beer. Garnish with the lime wheel.


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Recipe Source

Adapted from "Cocktails: How to Mix Them," by Robert Vermeire (1922; facsimile edition from Mud Puddle Books, 2009)

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 180


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 5mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 8g 3%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 6g

Protein: 0g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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