Gin Sour

Gin Sour cocktail
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Light, refreshing, and with a lot of punch, the Gin Sour is one of the original ‘sour’ cocktails, and has been enjoyed in a similar manner since the late 1800s. This recipe combines delicious Deep South Citrus Gin, sweet-sour lemon and aromatic bitters topped with frothy egg-white for a mouth-watering refreshing lemony hit!

The foam in a sour cocktail comes from first “dry shaking” the ingredients without ice to emulsify them and produce a smooth silky foam. It is thought that a better foam is obtained with ‘dry shake’ than is the case with a ‘wet shake’ where ice is added to the shaker.  


  • 50ml Deep South Three Citrus Gin
  • 25 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 15ml of simple syrup (or to taste)
  • 3 dash Deep South Aromatic Bitters
  • 1 Egg white
  • 3 dashes Aromatic bitters
  • Ice cubes

To make

  1. Add the gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and an egg white to a cocktail shaker and shake (no ice)
  2. Add ice and shake again until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.  Add bitters in a pattern onto froth
  4. Garnish with slice of lemon on side of glass