A gin sour cocktail. A gin-based drink built with lemon juice, cinnamon, sugar syrup, apple juice, egg white, and angostura bitters.
Gin Sour cocktail Info & History
The gin sour cocktail is a delightful classic cocktail. This sour is light, refreshing, and full of character. It has been enjoyed similarly since the late 1800s. The popularity of other sours like the iconic whiskey sour has sadly overshadowed this delicious drink, but it's worth revisiting it, I promise.
Although our gin-sour recipe may not be the most popular, it has been a traditional bar cocktail for most of the 20th century. Simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, and gin create a scary good combination! It gives just the right amount of sweetness and bitterness. Include egg white for a luscious foam, but the egg is 100% optional. Some prefer the drink with less silk and that is okay.
It is best to use a London dry Gin for the Gin sour. However, I did try it with a Japanese ROKU Gin. It was delicious. If you want to experience this drink like it was made back in the days, pour Genever or Old Tom gin instead.
With such a great variety of gin we have to offer today, it's worth trying the drink with any gin you like. You might find that some gins work best when you mix equal amounts of sweet and tart, so have fun and experiment a little!
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Recommended Bar Equipment
- 50 ml Gin
- 30 ml Lemon Juice
- 20 ml Cinnamon Suger Syrup
- 30 ml Apple Juice
- 1 Egg White
- 1 Dash Angostura Bitter
- Add everything except angostura to a shaker without ice and shake so the egg white becomes fluffy.
- When the egg white is fluffy, add a big ice cube and shake the drink cold!
- Add a big ice cube to a low glass and then pour the drink into the glass.
- Now add a dash of angostura bitters to the egg white foam. Serve.