Gin is slept on.

Hopefully this will change your mind.

            I have only had one bad experience with gin, and the fault rests with me. Otherwise, gin & tonics and gin martinis are incredible easy to make with an air of sophistication. I fondly remember walking (or stumbling) through Bath, England before entering a scenic martini bar. They specialized in gin martinis and over the course of an afternoon I got lost in this new appreciation of gin.

            Like old friends, it’s easy to drift away. Keeping in contact with our favorite people, even when we know they will bring us joy, is hard. Life gets busy, prioritizes pop up, and sometimes at the end of the day all you want to do is turn on Netflix, throw in a frozen trader joes’ meal, and slumber.


Don’t do this, be adventurous and re-kindle that longing love or friendship. I recently forced myself to do the same and brought back an old friend with a new twist. Empress Gin just looks cool, the gin is colored purple and is an immediate conversation starter. The perfect drink to utilize if you struggle with the airplane test. To pair with this gorgeous drink, an intricate and pretty cocktail was made known as the Empress Sour.

            The Empress Sour utilizes Empress Gin, Simple Syrup, fresh lemon juice, and some egg whites. Bold right? It is, but very refreshing and light. The egg whites create a frothiness to the drink and is surprisingly easy to incorporate. 

The Empress Sour

A delicious and beautiful drink.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 2 oz Empress Gin
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz Simple Syrup
  • 3/4 oz Egg White


  • Combine Empress Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, and Egg Whites into a shaker with ice.
  • Shake thoroughly and strain out ice.
  • Dry shake the cocktail before extra-finely straining it into a cocktail glass.

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