An easy cocktail recipe for a
The classic cocktail with lemon juice
- 4 parts gin
- 3 parts lemon juice
- 1 part sugar syrup
- sparkling water (soda)
- ice cubes
How to mix a Gin Sour
For a Gin Sour cocktail mix gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup along with some ice cubes in a shaker. Strain into a tumbler (the ice cubes used for mixing stay in the shaker). Add a dash of sparkling water (soda) and put a slice of lemon in the glass.
Bartender’s tips and advice
- Fresh mint stays fresh for a little longer if you put it in a small plastic bag and place this plastic bag in a fridge. Always use fresh mint. While you can work with packaged fruit juice instead of fresh one, there’s no way around using fresh mint for cocktails.
- Always try to use fresh squeezed lime juice for the Gin Fizz. Using fresh juices is key to preparing classic cocktails with a great taste. There´s at least 1 oz. (= 3 cl) of juice in every lemon.
- The Gin Sour has the same ingredients as the Gin Fizz and the Tom Collins. Learn the little differences, try all of them and find your favorite!
- Shake the Gin Sour. Add only a dash of sparkling water and serve the drink – according to the original recipe – without ice. To garnish add only a slice of lemon.
- Shake the Gin Fizz, fill with sparkling water and serve in a tumbler with ice cubes but without any garnish.
- Stir the Tom Collins, filled with soda and serve in a highball glass with ice cubes. Garnish with cocktail cherry and slice of lemon.
- Find more tips and interesting facts in the bartenders guide.