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Hunting / shooting tipple shot glass of deep red sloe gin with blackthorn berry for Sybarite guests.
Sloe gin blackthorn berry bushes in blossom, on pheasant shooting and hunting estate, in Spring.

Sloe & Damson Gin-Vodka

For many years we have made sloe gin, from ripe sloe berries picked after the first frost of winter, and we still do, but we can’t produce enough for demand - therefore we have to supplement our home preoccupation, with sloe and damson gin-vodka made by others...

•       Please see our best range of Sloe & Damson Gin-Vodka at Sybarite Cellars.


"It’s the one English country drink that has never gone out of fashion, probably because it’s so easy to find a palatable version".....extensive palatable range at Sybarite Cellars, the Sensual Pleasuring Wine & Spirit Merchants....View More

Damson in Distress


50 ml Damson Gin-Vodka

15 ml Amaretto liqueur

10 ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice

How to make:

Shake all ingredients with ice, and pour into glasses.

Serve in:

Shot Glass


Lemon slice


A Fruity, Sour, Sweet shot to get you going...Damson and Amaretto sharpened by the lemon juice.

Discovered in 2003 at Hush, London, England.

Sloe gin & damson vodka hunting tipple being poured at pheasant shooting day elevenses, in shot glass, from bottle & tweed.
Sloe berries in high density cover total area; picked for gin & vodka from hunting & shooting estate conservation hedgerows.
Tusker Lager & Elephants Gin charity donation logo with African acacia thorn bush trees & large ivory tusks as background.
Sloe & damson berries & plums in wicker basket on garden table, sustainable sourced from shooting conservation hedgerows.
Sloegasm /Sloe Royale champagne cocktail coupe saucer glass with silver shot cup & Sipsmith Sloe Gin bottle; shoot elevenses.
A Sloegasm, Sloe Royale, champagne fizz cocktail drink in a highball glass with Hayman’s bottle behind, hunt shoot elevenses.

Sloe & Damson Gin-Vodka

British Sloe & Damson Berries

ABV 26% - 30% alc.

Bottle 50 - 70cl.

Light Burgundy to deep Bordeaux red, often with shades of rich Chianti leather browns in appearance. On the nose, redcurrant and ripe winter fruits hold together distinctive stone-fruit almond aromas. Cassis with soft cherry will come through on the palate, rounded with tantalising hints of alcoholic spices…BUT this all depends on which one you choose......please see the Sybarite Cellars Sloe & Damson page!

Case Price (6) £205 to £300

Single sterling silver shooting, hunting day shot cup for a hunt or shoot elevenses drink tipple sharpener.
Youtube logo with red play icon colours that says ‘YouTube’ which links to Sybarite Sporting ‘Sloe & Damson Gin-Vodka’ YT playlist channel.
Purchase donation of Sloe Gin & Damson Vodka sales to Game & Wildlife Conservation.
‘Purchase Donation’ conservation logo for Purchase with a Purpose; dark green background, white lined rectangle with partridge sketch above wording.

Please see a couple of Shoot Elevenses recipes below...













Conservation - Charity Donation

Conservation research and communities that implement sustainable wildlife management is a very important part of what we represent.


Sybarite Sporting, together with sister companies, Sybarite Safaris and Sybarite Cellars donate the sales profit of the following, to The Country Food Trust and the Big Life Foundation.

•       Sloe & Damson Gin-Vodka

•       Elephant Gin

•       Tusker Lager


The England and Wales Enclosure Acts of the 17th century, in many ways was responsible for the first history of sloe gin. The Enclosure Acts transformed open common land into individual farmsteads and properties, whereby hedgerows were laid to form a natural fencing.


Blackthorn, amongst other hedging plant varieties, was and still is used today to establish hedgerows due to its dense, spiny branches. The consequences of these new hedgerows were new, bumper crops of sloe berries.


Sloes on their own are notoriously tart and astringent, and country living folk soon learned that the best way to take advantage of these berries, as with so many things in life, was to add alcohol.


It was in the later stages of the 19th century, when more established distilleries began to produce their own sloe gin, when sloe gin’s revival began. But it was the beginning of the 20th century when cocktail bartenders began to take notice - 1920s was Waldorf-Astoria in New York City use sloe gin in the Charlie Chaplin cocktail, and 1960s was the famous sloe gin cocktail The Sloe Gin Fizz popularised.

Shoot Day Elevenses


SloeGasmKing’s Damson

(Sloe Damson Royale)


45 ml    Sloe or Damson Gin-Vodka

120 ml  Champagne: "always champagne!"

             Perrier Jouët Grand Brut N.V.

30 ml    Freshly squeezed lemon juice


How to make:

Shake sloe gin, sugar syrup and lemon juice

without ice, and fine strain into chilled glass.

Top with champagne - add egg white to enhance

foam (we prefer without egg white foam)


Serve in:

Highball glass



Lemon slice



This citrusy berry cocktail can be on the dry/tart

side of balance, choose the right brand of sloe gin /

damson vodka and champagne according to taste...

- we suggest a Sloe Gin that's slightly higher in

sugar content.

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