Holidays at Home: How to Make the Perfect Gin Sour

For our next holidays at home installment, I headed down to Bar Stories on Haji Lane and met up with owner and bartender extraordinaire Dave Koh. To help you with your home entertaining, Dave has walked us through how to make the perfect gin sour for your holiday guests.

Toni and Dave

I've taken one of Dave's master bartender classes and it was so packed with useful tips and information. Watch the full video to learn about the right ingredients, prep and tools you need to recreate this classic cocktail at home. You can also find the recipe and steps below!


The Perfect Gin Sour

Tools you'll need

Cocktail shaker
Jigger or shot glass for measuring
Fine mesh strainer and hawthorne strainer
Whisk
Microplane or grater for zesting lime

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz (45 ml) gin
3/4 oz (22.5 ml) fresh lime juice, strained (freshly squeezed, not bottled!)
3/4 (22.5 ml) oz simple sugar syrup (make with 1:1 parts castor sugar and cold water, instructions below). Can be substituted with other sweeteners like agave syrup
1/2 oz (15 ml) egg whites, blended and strained
Fresh lime zest and angostura bitters for garnishing

Directions

  1. Make sugar syrup by combining 1 part castor sugar to 1 part water, whisk until fully dissolved
  2. Juice fresh limes with citrus juicer (or just squeeze with your hands!) and strain out pulp and seeds using a fine mesh strainer
  3. Separate egg whites from yolks, blend yolks in a blender until smooth and strain with a fine mesh strainer (Note: Sugar syrup, lime juice and egg whites can be made ahead, measured out and combined into a bottle for easy mixing when guests arrive)
  4. When ready to serve, fill your glass with ice to chill
  5. Pour gin, lime juice, sugar syrup and egg whites in a shaker without ice, shake for about 8 seconds
  6. Add enough ice cubes to fill your shaker, shake again for about 8 seconds
  7. Discard ice from glass, use a strainer on the shaker to strain the ice out while you pour the cocktail from the shaker into a glass
  8. Garnish with lime zest and bitters

 


Want to check out Bar Stories for yourself? Visit them at 55-57A Haji Lane, Singapore 189248 and follow them on Instagram.

 

Hope you'll enjoy this cocktail with your guests and have a wonderful holiday season at home.


Stay safe,

 

Toni Chan
August Society Founder & Creative Director


Also in The Journal

A Peek Behind the Scenes: How I Design Swimwear
A Peek Behind the Scenes: How I Design Swimwear

Want to know how I design swimwear? I've had many people ask over the years how I do it, so I put together a behind the scenes peek into my creative and technical process. Read on for more!

View full article →

Meet the Founders of Skinnies Sunscreen
Meet the Founders of Skinnies Sunscreen

We sat down with the founders of Skinnies sunscreen, Olly & Martha Van Arts, to ask them about their journey and what makes Skinnies the better, eco-friendly choice.

View full article →

Pool Exercises: How to Get in Shape While Working Out in the Water
Pool Exercises: How to Get in Shape While Working Out in the Water

Join me and Alicia Dedigama, co-founder of Aquaspin™, as she shows us some simple pool exercises we can do beyond just swimming laps to get in shape.

View full article →

August Society Size Charts

Women's Size Chart

August Society Size Chart

Men's Size Chart

Men's Size Chart

Kids' Size Chart
Kids Size Chart

Get 15% off Your First Order

Join the society for news and exclusive updates!