The Gin Sour cocktail is a very enjoyable classic cocktail. Light, refreshing and with a lot of character, this sour is one of the original beverages of its kind, enjoyed in a similar manner since the late 1800s. This Gin Sour recipe is not the oldest, but it is for sure a favorite bar version for most of the 20th century. Gin, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup make for a sour taste with the right hint of sweetness for balance. Include the egg white for a luscious foam, but if you want to skip it, the drink will still be fantastic.
- 60 ml/ 2 oz. London Dry Gin
- 30 ml/ 1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 15 ml/ ½ oz. simple syrup
- 15 ml/ ½ oz. egg white (optional)
- 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
- Add the Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white (if using) into a shaker and vigorously dry-shake (without ice) if using egg white. (If not using egg white, skip the dry shake and move to the next step.)
- Add ice and shake again until well-chilled.
- Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
- Garnish with a lemon twist. Or if using egg white, decorate the frothy top with 3 dashes of Angostura bitters.
Raw Egg Warning: Consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs poses a risk for foodborne illness.