Gin Sour Cocktail Recipe

Gin Sour Cocktail Recipe


An easy cocktail recipe for a

Gin Sour

The classic cocktail with lemon juice



  • 4 parts gin
  • 3 parts lemon juice
  • 1 part sugar syrup
  • sparkling water (soda)
  • ice cubes
  • tumbler


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.


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