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London Calling

Shaken, Up Citrusy, Spirit-Forward

Created by bartender Chris Jepson at London cocktail institution Milk & Honey in 2002 as a simple twist on a gin sour, this cocktail is the only one to appear on every version of their cocktail menu since.

The addition of dry sherry to a gin sour demonstrates perfectly that a new ingredient can deliver new combinations and truly delicious libations.

Light, fresh and quaffable, we think this contemporary cocktail could well be a future inductee to the canon of gin classics.

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Fords Gin
  • 0.5 parts Fino Sherry
  • 0.25 parts Rich Simple Syrup
  • 0.75 parts Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Dashes Orange Bitters

Instructions

  • Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a pink grapefruit twist (a thin strip of zest with as little white pith as possible).
London calling drink with garnish

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