What’s particularly mouth-watering about this cocktail recipe is that it requires you to infuse your gin with strawberries, essentially making your own strawberry-flavoured gin.
The usual suspects for a Sour cocktail recipe make up the rest of the ingredients for this cocktail, including lemon juice, Simple Syrup and egg whites, which give it that marvellous foam top. A dash or three of Angostura Bitters then add a touch of something deep and herbaceous – a perfect match for the herb, citrus and floral notes of the gin.
You need to mix this up tonight!
60ml Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers House Gin infused with strawberries
30ml lemon juice
15ml Simple Syrup
½ egg white
3 drops of Angostura Bitters
Edible flower or wedge of lime, to garnish
For the strawberry-infused gin: To a sterilized jar, add 200g of diced strawberries and 100g of caster sugar to 70cl of gin and leave to infuse for at least two weeks in a cool, dark place. Strain the gin before using.
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake for 30 seconds, until the mix is nice and cold.
Strain into a chilled coupe glass.