Recipe - Gin Sour

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RECIPE:

2 oz Gin
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz 1:1 Simple Syrup

Instructions: 

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into a chilled coupe.

 

Gin and lemon living happily together

A Gin Sour is tasty and simple, and has spawned countless variations. It follows the basic sour format: spirit, citrus, and sugar. Also, It's a great drink to introduce gin to someone who says that they don't like gin. The lemon and sugar do a good job of rounding out the harshness of some gins, but still allow the botanicals to come through.

This is definitely a good time to try out a new gin, maybe your local distillery is doing something cool and using locally grown botanicals.

A fun variation on this drink is the Bee's Knees that uses honey instead of simple syrup.