Well, the leaves have changed, the air is crisp…and all of the usual stuff everyone says about fall. However, I have never had someone serve me this awesome autumn cocktail. No, it does not reek of pumpkin spice, apples, cinnamon, or any of the fall flavors that are so overplayed now that you just kind of wince. This cocktail is just…a nice way to ease into the season.
Autumn Gin Sour
adapted from Bon Appétit
- 1/2 cup dry gin (I used Portland’s Aviation Gin)
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup Grand Marnier, Cointreau, or triple sec
- 1 large egg white
- 2 tbsp. orange marmalade
Combine all ingredients in a large cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously, until very frothy, at least 1 minute. Strain into the fancy (or autumn-esque) cocktail glass of your choice.
Note: See link for Bon Appétit’s version, their recipe is 12 servings and takes a little more TLC. Our take on it is the need-it-now-I’m-so-thirsty version. Still Good.