This blueberry gin sour cocktail is flavored with homemade blueberry syrup and fresh lemon. It's tangy and fresh on your taste buds, the perfect fancy cocktail for summer.
A gin sour is a great classic cocktail, perfectly balanced with sweet and tart. The 'sour' element comes from lemon juice. It usually has a foamy head. Make this from egg white (or aquafaba for a vegan alternative). This gives a nice layered cocktail look.
This blueberry cocktail version brings extra flavor and color to a classic drink. It uses homemade blueberry simple syrup. You can make a raspberry version or elderflower version of this cocktail too!
Find the ingredient amounts for this blueberry gin cocktail recipe written in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. Here is a rundown of what you will need.
- Blueberry simple syrup. It's very easy to make your own blueberry simple syrup. Just make the sugar syrup ahead of time so it has time to cool to room temperature before being used.
- Good London Dry Gin. This is a high-quality type of gin that is infused with botanical flavors through re-distillation. The main flavor in this gin comes from juniper and there are no artificial colors or flavors added.
- Lemon juice. Use fresh lemon juice, not bottled. This gives the ideal fresh tang and enhances the blueberry flavor.
- Egg whites. This gives the drink a layer of foam on top. As they are raw egg whites, it's best to use pasteurized eggs. If you are allergic to eggs or vegan, this can be swapped for the unsalted liquid from a can of chickpeas (aquafaba.)
- Ice cubes
- Fresh berries or lemon zest for decorating.
See the recipe card for quantities.
- A cocktail shaker or a tall jar with a lid + a strainer
- Coupe glass or martini glass
If you've got your blueberry syrup ready, you can make this gin sour recipe in only a few easy steps. Fill a coupe glass or martini glass with ice and set this aside to chill while you make the cocktail.
To a cocktail shaker, add the gin, blueberry syrup, lemon juice and egg white.
Add on the lid and shake for 15 seconds. This is called a 'dry shake. It mixes in the egg white better.
Add in ice. Shake the mixture again until it is thoroughly chilled.
Remove the ice from the coupe glass, then strain the drink into the chilled coupe glass.
Add on a toothpick speared with 3 fresh blueberries as a garnish.
- Lime instead of lemon. Swap the lemon juice for fresh lime juice. Though they have similar flavor profiles, lime will still bring different hints of citrus. If you leave out the egg white too then this drink will be more of a gimlet not a gin sour.
- Other flavors. Use the same method for blueberry syrup with other berries too, like raspberry syrup or rosemary syrup.
- Add a sugar rim. Coat the rim of the glass in sugar for a little something extra. Run a lemon or lime wedge along the edge of the glass, then dip the glass in a little plate of sugar.
- Swap the gin for vodka and make a blueberry vodka sour.
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- 60ml / 2oz London Dry Gin
- 45ml / 1 ½ oz Blueberry Simple Syrup
- 30ml / 1oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- ½ egg white (or ½oz unsalted aquafaba)
- Fill a coupe glass with ice.
- To a cocktail shaker, add gin, blueberry syrup, lemon juice and egg white. Add on the lid and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
- Add in ice and shake the mixture again until it is thoroughly chilled.
- Remove the ice from the coupe glass, then strain the drink into the chilled glass.
- Serve with a toothpick speared with fresh blueberries.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 0g