Delicious gin cocktail sweetened with honey with a secret ingredient…
Today I’m sharing a fun classic cocktail with a secret ingredient.
Gin is my favourite hard alcohol to create cocktails with. So I’m always trying to experiment with different ways to use it. Citrus goes so well with gin. Lemon is my favourite. This cocktail is perfect for spring. Honey and lemon scream springtime to me!
This cocktail contains four simple ingredients; gin, lemon juice, honey and aquafaba.
Ok so aquafaba might not sound so simple…. Traditionally sour cocktails contain egg whites. The egg whites create a light airy foam on top of the cocktail. Personally I don’t like using egg whites in cocktails. There is something so weird about drinking egg whites. Plus they smell funky. Just my opinion. If it’s your jam you can sub egg whites for aquafaba one to one.
So what the heck is aquafaba? Aquafaba is the liquid found in a can of chickpeas. So essentially bean liquid. Sounds so weird right? But it’s a really common vegan substitute for egg whites. It’s used in recipes that call for whipped egg whites like meringues.
I swear as weird as it sounds you won’t taste it. If you’re not ready to try it yet then just omit it. The flavours of the cocktail will be the same but the texture won’t be as good. It won’t have the same body and foaminess.
Ok now are you going to try this sour with or without the aquafaba?
Honey Lemon Gin Sour
Yields: 1 cocktail
- 2 ounces Gin
- 1 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
- 3/4 ounce Honey
- 3/4 ounce Aquafaba (strained chickpea liquid)
Add aquafaba to a cocktail shaker. Dry shake until frothy about 30 seconds. Fill shaker with ice. Add gin, lemon juice and honey. Shake again until well mixed and the shaker becomes very cold. At least 30 seconds.
Strain cocktail into preferred glass. I like using a coupe or martini glass. Enjoy!
Adapted from Liquor.com