A toasted almond and apricot gin fizz makes the perfect summer gin cocktail. Apricot gin and almond syrup are shaken over ice with an egg white to add a smooth texture and then topped up with some sparkling wine to add a sense of occasion to proceedings.
This apricot gin cocktail is a classic sour, where we add egg whites to create a smooth and luxuriously thick finish. Egg whites have little flavour of their own, meaning they can be used in cocktails to add air and texture without sacrificing or altering the taste. The protein in the egg whites aerates the cocktail as we shake it. For best results, shake the toasted almond and apricot gin fizz without ice to give the egg white the best chance to react and thicken the drink - but being honest with you, I always add ice as I love my cocktails really chilled. An alternative is to serve this toasted almond and apricot gin fizz in a glass that has been in the freezer.
Another great thing about using egg whites in cocktails is that it gives you a surface to rest a garnish on, like edible flowers or a citrus zest twist.
I've been playing with flavoured gins for a while now and as soon as I found this apricot gin I knew exactly what to create with it. Apricot and almond is a favourite flavour combination of mine, and this gin cocktail isn't too sweet, which I prefer, although you can adjust the sweetness to your taste by adding more almond syrup or choosing a sweeter sparkling wine.
This toasted almond and apricot gin fizz is a simple cocktail to make at home or a fantastic cocktail to serve at parties as it looks and tastes fancy.
- Apricot gin (I am enjoying Silent Pool gins a lot at the moment and recommend them)
- Almond syrup
- Egg white
- Sparkling wine
See the recipe card for quantities.
Measure your apricot gin, almond syrup and egg white into a cocktail shaker.
Add ice all the way to the top, and shake vigorously for 20 seconds to combine the liquids and aerate the eggs white into them.
Strain the almond apricot cocktail into a glass (it's wise to double strain it to ensure a super smooth finish) and top up with your sparkling wine of choice.
Hint: Fresh egg whites are best in this gin fizz cocktail recipe
Here are some ways you can tweak this toasted along and apricot gin fizz recipe to suit you.
- Alcohol free - use an alcohol free gin and sparkling wine
- Vegan - You can swap the egg white in this apricot gin fizz cocktail recipe for two tablespons of aquafaba
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It's best to consume this cocktail immediately and not make it in advance.
These ingredients don't stand up well to freezing. But if frozen cocktail popsicles are your jam try these.
Always add ice to the cocktail shaker last, and always pack in as much as you can. This is so that the liquid moves over the ice as you shake, rather than the ice moving around the shaker which breaks it down and will water down your cocktail.
Drinking or eating raw or slightly cooked eggs comes with a risk of food bourne diseases. I recommend only using eggs from chickens that have been vaccinated against salmonella.
Toasted Almond And Apricot Gin Fizz
- 1 Cocktail shaker
- 1 shot measure
- 50 ml apricot gin
- 25 ml almond syrup
- 1 egg white
- 50 ml sparkling wine
- Measure the apricot gin and almond syrup into the cocktail shaker
- Add the egg white
- Fill the cocktail shaker with ice
- Shake the apricot gin cocktail vigorously for 20 seconds
- Strain the cocktail into a glass
- Top up the cocktail with sparkling wine to finish
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