Garden Gin Sour
The Garden Gin Sour is a beautiful and fresh libation made with Empress 1908 Gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, egg white, and topped with a dried flower garnish.
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Gin sours are a labor of love. Shaken to perfection, with a smooth and slightly sweet finish, they’re the kind of drink you want to take your time to make and savor every sip of.
The Garden Gin Sour incorporates all the best ingredients for a perfectly balanced fusion of flavors. This cocktail includes premium ingredients like Empress 1908 Gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, egg white, and a pretty garnish for a fancy drink that’s ideal for your next special occasion.
I’m glad you asked! This classic cocktail is typically concocted with gin, lemon juice, egg white, and simple syrup. The perfect balance of sweet and “sour” or rather tart with a smooth texture from the egg white which is also what gives this cocktail that frothy top. A gin sour can be lighter than other kinds of sours making it a fun and fresh serve.
Gin sours may take a lot of shaking, but are 100% worth it! Shake up these delicious ingredients to create the Garden Gin Sour for that special someone or a special occasion.
Here’s what you need to mix the Garden Gin Sour:
Empress 1908 Gin is the perfect addition to this specialty gin sour. It’s a hand-crafted spirit from British Columbia, Canada that’s micro-distilled in small batch copper-pot stills. It includes flavors of eight botanicals: juniper, rose, coriander seed, grapefruit peel, ginger root, cinnamon bark, the Fairmont Empress Blend Tea, and the butterfly pea blossom which is what gives this spirit its all-natural indigo hue. Click here to find out more about how Empress 1908 Gin is made and the story behind the brand!
Get your cocktail shakers ready because this Garden Gin Sour should be shaken to perfection for the perfect flavors and texture – sweet, tart, and a frothy finish.
Start by adding Empress 1908 Gin, elderflower liqueur, simple syrup, lemon juice, and an egg white to a cocktail shaker with a couple of cubes of ice. Shake vigorously until the ice is melted. Then, dry shake (this means to shake with no ice) until the egg white is frothy. Pour into a coupe glass and garnish with dried flowers and a twist of lemon peel. Enjoy!
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