Recipe: Honeyed Gin Sours

Serve this sophisticated but simple drink as an aperitif or refreshing cocktail.

Words & recipe: Lucy Corry  Styling & photos: Carolyn Robertson

The egg whites are optional, but they give the drink its fluffy head.


⅓ cup honey mixed with
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup good-quality gin
2 egg whites (optional)
2 generous handfuls ice


Put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake until well blended and frothy, then strain into six small glasses. Serve immediately.

Serves 6

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