Gin Fizz

By Hannah Carmichael


A foamy, tangy classic that brings out the gin flavours, this is an easy one to try at home. We foraged a garnish for today’s gin tour at the distillery, but you can easily garnish with lemon peel. You’ll need to create a simple syrup out of equal parts sugar and water to get the sweetness to blend in the best way [see here for Hannah’s blog about discovering simple syrup] and you’ll need something with a lid to shake it in – a jam jar is fine if you don’t have a cocktail shaker.

  • 40ml gin
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 20ml simple sugar syrup
  • egg white
  • ice
  • soda water


Shake the first four ingredients (no ice, no soda) for thirty seconds to make it foamy. Add ice and shake again until chilled. Strain into a Highball glass and top with soda. Garnish with freshly picked sorrel leaves.

Sheep’s sorrel Rumex acetosella is a common grassland plant here, found in verges and lawns and the sides of waterways. It has a tart but pleasant lemon taste, because of the oxalic acid in the leaves, making it a good addition to a green salad. Read more about oxalic acid here.

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