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  • 200g caster sugar
  • 60ml gin (we used Warner’s London Dry Gin)
  • 30ml lemon juice, plus a slice to garnish
  • 1 egg white (optional)
  • sparkling water


  • STEP 1

    Put 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 2

    Put 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.


To make it vegan, swap the egg white for 1 tbsp aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas).

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