With the dog days of summer approaching, we harvested the last tender stalks of our rhubarb plant. We decided that we would use some of the stalks to make up a rhubarb simple syrup that would be a nice sweet and tart option for our drinks. With this fresh syrup in our hands, we decided to try out a recipe that would be quick and simple and pay a bit of an homage to an often forgotten classic, the gin sour.
Combining a tart sweetness with a citrus burst, the rhubarb sour is a great drink for the hot summer evenings. Using a crisp clean gin like Brokers London Dry Gin gives the drink a hit of herbs and citrus that makes the drink very refreshing. The inclusion of an egg white brings a creamy silkiness to the drink, making it feel quite elegant.
- 1 oz London Dry Gin
- 4 oz Rhubarb simple syrup (recipe below)
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 egg white
- 1 cup chopped rhubarb
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
- Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add plenty of ice and shake for 30 seconds.
- Strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Cheers!
- Combine all in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until mixture boils. Stir, and let simmer on low for 15 minutes. Strain out rhubarb, discard rhubarb pieces. Let syrup cool.
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