Gin Sour Recipe

Gin Sour

This 4:2:8 formula is a tad sourer than the classic sour proportions of 3:4:8: three-quarter part of the sour ingredient (lemon juice), one part of the sweet ingredient (sugar syrup) and two parts of the strong ingredient (gin). However, dependent on your lemons, this should be perfectly balanced, or even a tad on the sweet side. Hit the right balance and this is a delicious cocktail.

Prep: 04

Total: 04

Yield: 1

Servings:

Nutrition Facts : calories 194 calories

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Gin
  • 30 ml Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 15 ml Sugar syrup (rich) 2 sugar to 1 water
  • 15 ml Pasteurised egg white (optional)
  • 3 Angostura or other aromatic bitters

Instruction:

  1. SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain back into shaker
  2. DRY SHAKE (without ice) and fine strain into ice-filled glass

Gin Sour

The Gin Sour is a bit of a long-forgotten recipe, which seems a little ridiculous considering the popularity of its cousins, like the Whiskey Sour and Pisco Sour. But back in the day, this recipe was nearly as much of an icon.Like all sours, the Gin Sour follows a simple formula: gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice (though if you use lime juice, you’re basically making a Gimlet). You should always use fresh-squeezed lemon juice, as the bottled stuff doesn’t taste nearly as good, and using simply syrup instead of sugar eliminated the issue of undissolved granules in the bottom of your glass.You’re welcome to add an egg white if you want a frothier, creamier drink, just make sure you do a dry shake (a hard shake without ice to emulsify the egg) at the start of the recipe.

Prep: 1min

Total: 5min

Yield:

Servings:

Nutrition Facts : Fat 0, Fiber 0, Carbohydrate 0, Protein 0, Cholesterol 0

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz simple syrup
  • Lemon twist for garnish

Instruction:

  1. Add all ingredients except garnish to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve.

Gin Sour

This version of the lemon, sugar and spirit-based sour strikes a dry and citrusy balance between gin and lemon juice.

Prep:

Total:

Yield: Serving: 1

Servings:

Nutrition Facts :

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup (1:1, sugar:water)

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
Add ice and shake until chilled.
Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lemon peel.

Floral Lemon Gin Sour

This riff on a classic Gin Sour is light, citrusy, with a dreamy floaty froth of egg white on top. This pastel yellow cocktail is the perfect pretty cocktail. I used Hendrick’s special Midsummer Solstice Gin release, with hints of orange & rose, but any floral gin would work well. Garnish with early wild flowers and let your mind wander to warm breezes and blossoms floating in the air.

Prep: 1min

Total:

Yield: 1

Servings:

Nutrition Facts :

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Hendricks Gin
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1 egg white
  • Pinch of salt
  • Edible flowers, for garnish

Instruction:

  1. Pour the gin, lemon juice, orange juice, simple syrup, and elderflower liquor into one half of a shaker.
  2. Crack a fresh egg and separate the white from the yolk. Add the egg white to the shaker.
  3. Next, add a sprinkle of kosher salt to the cup (this heightens the citrus flavors!)
  4. Add a generous handful of ice and close the top of the shaker.
  5. Shake vigorously for 45 seconds, or until frothy.
  6. Using a coupe with a small strainer set on top, strain your drink into the glass. Garnish with edible flowers & enjoy!

Raspberry Gin Sour

This pretty cocktail is made to be sipped in a garden with a sun hat on. Or you can be like me on the couch back in pjs..⠀

Prep: 3min

Total:

Yield: 1

Servings:

Nutrition Facts :

Ingredients:

  • 3 raspberries
  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 egg white
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 oz agave
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instruction:

  1. Muddle the raspberries in a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients to the cocktail shaker.
  2. Reverse dry shake and double strain into a pretty glass.

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