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6 Best Gin Sour Cocktail Recipes

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The gin sour is one of the classic cocktail recipes, and like most of the classics it’s also really easy to make.

As a basic rule a gin sour cocktail contains gin, lemon juice and sugar to take the edge off the bitterness, however there are no hard and fast rules.

Often a distinctive feature of the gin sour is a frothy top and that’s why you’ll see egg white in some of these recipes.

Above all, a gin sour cocktail is the consummate classy cocktail and will make a statement at any party. If you’re having a night in and want to impress, try these six easy to make gin sour cocktail recipes.

Best Gin Sour Cocktail Recipes

  1. Simmer Dim Sour

    Ingredients:

    • • 35ml Shetland Reel Simmer Gin
    • • 10ml orange and honey syrup
    • • 15ml fresh lemon juice
    • • Egg white
    • • 10ml blood orange

    Method:

    1. 1.  Shake ingredients in a shaker and dry shake until egg has combined with the rest of the drink.
    2. 2. Add ice and shake to chill and dilute.
    3. 3. Double strain into chilled coup and garnish with dried orange slice.

    (For the orange and honey syrup: combine equal parts honey and water with orange peel in a pan. Heat until honey has dissolved and reduced slightly. Let it cool and then store it for up to 10 days in a jar/container)

  2. Plum and Lavender Gin Sour Cocktail

    Ingredients:

    • • 40ml Gordon Castle Gin
    • • 20ml Gordon Castle Plum Gin Liqueur
    • • 10ml fresh lemon juice
    • • 1 dash vanilla essence
    • • 30ml mediterranean tonic water
    • • 1 egg white
    • • Fresh lavender from Gordon Castle
    • • Walled Garden (if you can!)

    Method:

    1. 1.  Muddle lavender with lemon and liqueur, add other ingredients (except tonic) and shake with ice.
    2. 2. Double strain into glass, top with tonic and garnish with more lavender.
  3. Dill Sour

    Ingredients:

    • •  30ml Cambridge Dry Gin
    • •  25ml lemon juice
    • •  20ml honey syrup
    • •  25ml apple juice
    • •  Egg white
    • •  Fresh dill to garnish
    • •  Fresh flowers to garnish

    Method:

    1. 1.  Combine ingredients in a shaker, dry shake, then shake with ice.
    2. 2. Fine strain and serve over ice in tumbler.
    3. 3. Garnish with dill pollen, dill and fresh flowers.
  4. Rainforest Sour

    Ingredients:

    • • 60ml Brookie’s Slow Gin
    • • 30ml lemon juice
    • • 1x healthy bar spoon of Davidson’s Plum Jam
    • • 10ml Aquafaba
    • • Garnish with Aniseed Myrtle Leaf or an edible flower & Davidson Plum Powder

    Method:

    1. Shake ingredients with ice & double strain into ice-filled glass.
  5. Sloe Gin Sour Cocktail

    Ingredients:

    Method:

    1. 1.  Place all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice and shake hard.
    2. 2. Pour straight into a serving glass without straining and garnish with a slice of lemon peel.
  6. Amaretto Sour

    Ingredients:

    • • 50ml Gin Bothy Amaretto
    • • 25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • • 15ml sugar syrup
    • • Egg white — half an egg’s worth
    • • Honeycomb

    Method:

    1. 1.  Pour the Amaretto into a shaker with the lemon juice, sugar syrup and ice.
    2. 2. Strain through a hawthorn strainer into a coupette glass.
    3. 3. Add the egg white to the shaker and dry shake.
    4. 4. Double strain to remove the bubbles and grate honeycomb on top.