The Scorpio


Determined, curious, good at solving problems. The qualities associated with Scorpios don't quite apply to this drink, but those born under the sign will toast it nevertheless. The star ingredient is Plymouth sloe gin, which has been steeped in sloe fruit, a type of plum, infusing it with sweet-tart flavor.


  • 3 ounces sloe gin, preferably Plymouth

  • 3 ounces ginger ale

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger

  • Ice cubes

  • 2 lemon-peel twists, for serving


  1. Mix sloe gin, ginger ale, lemon juice, ginger, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into 2 ice-filled glasses.

  2. Serve each with a lemon-peel twist.

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