This Flower Power Sour is full of floral ingredients and flavors! A great cocktail recipe for spring and warm weather using gin.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Floral cocktails are a great way to celebrate earthy flavors in a drink! A delightful cocktail that incorporates floral and citrusy flavors, making it a refreshing and visually appealing drink. And this makes it perfect for spring and Easter!
A sour cocktail is traditionally made with a liquor, lemon juice, something sweet, and an egg white.
But if you do not want to use an egg white, you can skip it!
This gin sour recipe highlights floral flavors through lavender and elderflower paired up with lemon. It is an alcoholic drink variation of our Lavender Field Mocktail.
Gin – a great support liquor for the herbal and floral notes of the cocktail
Elderflower Liquor – slightly floral and rather sweet
Lavender Simple Syrup – this is where we get the lavender flavor from
Lemon Juice – fresh is best. Balances out the sweetness
Egg White – optional. This is a traditional ingredient in a sour cocktail and will give more of a silky texture and foam.
Modifications and Substitutions
You can vary the recipe by using different types of gin or swap it out for vodka. Some gins have more botanical or floral notes, which can enhance the cocktail’s flavor. I personally find Hendrick’s to be very floral compared to a London dry style which is heavier on the juniper side.
Adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding more or less simple syrup.
If you want a bit of fizz, you can top the cocktail with a splash of soda water or sparkling wine for a “sparkling Flower Power Sour.”
A sour is made of a liquor, lemon (or other citrus), sweetener (such as simple syrup), and an egg white.
A gin fizz adds club soda to the gin sour cocktail.
The general ratio is two ounces of a spirit, one ounce of sweet, and one ounce of sour. This ratio varies with the specific cocktail.
More Floral Drinks
Flower Power Sour
- 2 ounes gin
- ½ ounce elderflower liqueur
- 1 ounce lavender simple syrup
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- 1 large egg white
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with a scoop of ice.
- Shake until very cold, approximately 30 seconds.
- Strain into your coupe or serving glass. Garnish with lemon, lavender, or edible flowers as desired.