My girl, Caitlin, had surgery this week and her hilarious husband took over her Twitter account to keep everyone updated. Hilarity ensued and resulted in me stating I would make a gin-based / cat-themed cocktail in Caitlin's honour. Because #love.
And so, I give you the Gin Meow-er. Like a Gin Sour but cattier.
3 ounces gin (I used The London No1 because I find it quite citrusy and thought it would play well with the lemon and lime.)
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1 lemon
1 egg white (or 2 Tablespoons pasteurized egg white. You find this in a carton in the egg cooler at the grocery store. This is what I used because my mom read an article on raw eggs and salmonella in, like, 1989 and our family hasn't been the same since. Love you, Mom!)
1 ounce simple syrup (I made a rosemary lemon simple syrup because I am fancy like that. Recipe below.)
Fill cocktail shaker 2/3 with ice. Add all ingredients and shake vigourously for about 20 seconds or until you've got a nice froth. Strain into two glasses over ice. Garnish with rosemary springs and lemon wheels. Enjoy!
Rosemary Lemon Simple Syrup
Put 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, zest from half a lemon, and 3 - 4 sprigs fresh rosemary in a pan. Heat over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil and sugar is dissolved. Turn heat off and let mixture steep for 30 minutes. Strain and store in the fridge. This syrup is great in cocktails but you can also use it to make an excellent alcohol-free beverage with the addition of lemonade and soda water.