The Gin Sour might be the oldest entry in the sour family of cocktails. It’s a wonderfully flexible template that went on to birth an entire taxonomy of tart, tasty tipples.
Whenever we lay out hands on a fancy new bottle of gin, we mix up a Gin Sour with it. 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. We love it with the rose flavors of Hendrick’s, or the woody scent of a barrel-aged gin like Citadelle.
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled, dainty cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
- Gin Sour at Punch