We love the simplicity and flexibility of sours, the family of cocktails that combines a base spirit (literally anything) with fresh citrus like lemon and/or lime, and a sweet element, often simple syrup. In this case, we use John deBary’s Super Summer Fruit Syrup, a bright and glorious combination of peak summer fruit like peaches and mangoes, infused with chamomile, ginger, and turmeric. It provides the sweetness that works alongside a base spirit and citrus juice to create a wonderfully balanced summer sipper.
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Combine gin, syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover, and shake vigorously 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe or old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a lime twist if desired.
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It's delicious made with cognac or bourbon, and double the lemon. Kind of thick though, the summer syrup is somewhere between syrup and baby food in consistency.
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