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a finished lemon flora gin sour, pale yellow with a white egg foam. Garnished with fresh flowers.
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5 from 3 votes

The Lemon Flora (Gin Sour)

This riff on a classic Gin Sour, is like Persephone walking. Light, citrusy, and with a dreamy floaty froth of egg white on top, this pastel yellow cocktail is the perfect Spring cocktail. I used Hendrick’s special Midsummer Solstice Gin release, with hints of orange & rose, but any floral gin would work well.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces of Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin or gin with floral notes
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce fresh orange juice I used Cara Cara Oranges
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liquor
  • 1 egg white
  • pinch of salt
  • ice
  • edible flowers for garnish

Instructions

  • Pour the gin, lemon juice, orange juice, simple syrup, and elderflower liquor into one half of a shaker.
  • Crack a fresh egg and separate the white from the yolk. Add the egg white to the shaker.
  • Next, add a sprinkle of kosher salt to the cup (this heightens the citrus flavors!)
  • Add a generous handful of ice and close the top of the shaker.
  • Shake vigorously for 45 seconds, or until frothy.
  • Using a coupe with a small strainer set on top, strain your drink into the glass.
  • Garnish with edible flowers & enjoy!

Video

The Lemon Flora (Gin Sour) by straighttothehipsbaby on Jumprope.

Notes

Note: I know that you are probably second guessing my judgement with the addition of an egg white, but traditional cocktail ‘sours’ use egg whites to create that ethereal froth on top. If you’ve ever ordered a drink, and it had that frothy top – that’s an egg white! As long as you don’t let the egg sit around outside the shell too long, it won’t hurt you! If you are concerned, you can always use a pasteurized egg white instead.