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At First Blush Gin Sour

This At First Blush Gin Sour is light, subtly fruity and sweet with a luscious texture, making it a gin and absinthe cocktail that isextremely friendly to everyone.
Servings 1
Prep Time 7 mins


  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon absinthe rinse the amount depends on the size of your glass
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 1 and 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce plum shrub I used Inna Jam’s Santa Rosa Plum Shrub
  • 1 egg white*


  • Put a coupe glass in the freezer for 5 minutes to get it nice and cold.
  • Once the glass is chilly, add a 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon absinthe and swirl and roll the glass, getting a nice coating of absinthe all over the surface. Dump any excess and set aside.
  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the sugar cube and water together until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the gin, lemon juice, shrub, and egg white. Shake vigorously to emulsify the egg.
  • Add the ice and shake vigorously again until the shaker is ice cold and sweating.
  • Strain into the prepared glass and enjoy.


If you are vegan or don't want to consume raw egg, substitute 1 tablepoon aquafaba (the liquid contained in cans of chickpeas) to 1 egg white in the recipe.
Author: Megan Wells
Course: Beverages
Keyword: absinthe, food and drink pairings, gin