This delicate and summery gin cocktail takes just five minutes to make. The egg white isn’t essential but does add a lovely silky texture
- Serves: 1 person
- 200g caster sugar
- 60ml gin (we used Warner’s London Dry Gin)
- 30ml lemon juice, plus a slice to garnish
- 1egg white (optional)
- sparkling water
Step 1Put the sugar in a pan with 100ml of water and stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Cool completely and pour into a sterilised bottle – this sugar syrup will keep in the fridge for up to a month.
Step 2Put the gin, lemon juice, 1 tbsp of the sugar syrup and egg white, if using, in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds then strain into a chilled collins glass and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a slice of lemon.