A sweet strawberry gin sour
With Valentines Day approaching I thought I would have a go at mixing up a special cocktail for the occasion. What better than a pink Foxy Lady, a strawberry gin sour. Strawberries are considered aphrodisiacs and in Ancient Rome the strawberry was a symbol of Venus, the goddess of Love. And for the unromantic among you who think Valentines Day is a consumerist ploy to get us to spend money on pointless stuff such as red roses and cards then take heart, strawberries just happen to be full of Vitamin C. So there is no excuse not to indulge. But for the romantically inclined mix up this pink delight and it will be love at first sip!
- 45 ml Gin
- 15 ml Strawberry liqueur If you don't have any strawberry liqueur to hand then use strawberry syrup, bought or even better, homemade.
- 15 ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 10 ml Simple syrup
- 15 ml Pasteurised egg white
Add all the ingredients to a shaker without ice.
Dry shake vigorously to emulsify the egg white. You can cheat by using one of those small electric milk frothers.
Add ice and shake again.
Double strain using the inbuilt strainer of your shaker and a fine strainer. It's important to strain your cocktail properly as it contains egg white.
Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
Garnish with a strawberry.
Created in 2005 by Nicolas Skovgaard who was Bar Manager at the Fox Hotel bar in Copenhagen, Denmark at the time.
There is another cocktail Foxy Lady which uses Amaretto and Creme de cacao. But I think this one is rather delicious.
This recipe is taken from Difford's Guide. I have dialled down the original 22.5ml lemon juice to 15ml. But that is personal preference.
Although the original recipe calls for a London Dry gin I made mine using one of the strawberry infused gins which are popular now to add even more 'strawberryness' to the cocktail.