Gin Sour


The Gin Sour might be the oldest entry in the sour family of cocktails. The lemon and simple syrup are a beautiful base for gin’s botanical flavors, and it’s always an adventure to try it with an interesting new gin.


Note: some recipes call for an addition of egg whites, but we did not include here – there is something about raw eggs…!

2 oz Gin (we prefer “Bombay Sapphire Gin”)

4 oz Laffite’s Gold Sweet & Sour Mix

3 dashes aromatic bitters


Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled Coupé glass or ‘on the rocks’. Garnish with a lemon twist.