The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase was recommended to me after one of my previous posts, mystery in the English country side, I’m in! The book follows two storylines, one of four sisters in the 1950’s, and one of a woman named Jesse in present day. Both stories converge at a country estate called Applecote Manor where a young girl once went missing. This was a really lovely read that explores the strength of the bonds women create with each other, in between enough intrigue to keep my interest. This is a hauntingly beautiful story, well written with lots of Gothic overtones. I loved this book, and I highly recommend reading it.
In order to find the perfect cocktail to accompany this book I looked to what people where drinking in 1950’s Britain. Sloe Gin was very popular in the UK, and I thought a Sloe Gin Fizz would be the perfect thing for the Wildling Sisters. Like a lot of classic cocktails there are a few ways to make this drink depending on how much sweetness you like, and the quality of your sloe gin. I personally like mine with a full shot of Sipsmiths Sloe Gin, and no simple syrup.
Sloe Gin Fizz
1 oz. Sloe Gin
1 oz. Gin
0.75 oz. lemon juice
0.5 oz. simple syrup
3-4 oz. club soda
Combine all ingredients, except the club soda, into a shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a high-ball glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Garnish with a lemon slice and a cherry.