Euan Reid

Blackberry-Sloe Sour

A twist on a classic, this berry-forward drink has a pleasantly sticky sweetness but remains surprisingly refreshing.

Ingredients

  • Gin (1​12 measures)
  • Sloe Gin (12 a measure)
  • Lemon juice (1 measure)
  • Simple syrup (12 a measure)
  • Blackberries (4 large)
  • Egg white (1 medium)

Method

  1. Muddle blackberries in a cocktail shaker
  2. Add gin, sloe gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup to shaker
  3. Shake well with ice
  4. Strain into shaker without ice
  5. Add egg white
  6. Shake well without ice
  7. Serve in a chilled champagne coupe

Wait, shake wet then dry?

Yes. This is called the Reverse Dry Shake and is, in my opinion, the absolute best way to shake a sour. You get loads more foam than a classic wet shake or traditional dry shake (dry-then-wet) and a far cleaner separation between the foam and the rest of the drink for a striking visual.