2023 Let’s Get Blitzen: Cocktail Advent Calendar – Day 1 – Snow Day Sour. Dear reader, you’ve consistently shown affection for my gin sour recipes and I wanted to reward your patience and enthusiasm for the 5th annual cocktail advent calendar by kicking things off with one of your favourite styles.
The Snow Day Sour is made with Valley of Mother of God Canadian Dry Gin which offers a symphony of flavours including juniper, apple, cranberry, black walnut, and rosemary. These earthy and warming notes are accompanied by a chorus of citrus and a bit of froth in this elegantly balanced cocktail.
This post is sponsored by Valley of Mother of God.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, gin is the Miss Congeniality of base spirits. Its rich array of botanicals harmonize with flavours ranging from sweet and citrusy to dark and earthy. Valley of Mother of God Canadian Dry Gin bottles the essence of a nation – it’s rugged, understated, and luxurious.
To help craft their award-winning spirits, the team at Valley of Mother of God sought the guidance of a Master Distiller from London, England, whose family have been ginsmiths since 1680.
That rich heritage of distilling expertise combined with their Canadian provenance make this gin truly exceptional. I’d encourage you to take a sip of this gin neat, with just a splash of water, to truly appreciate the complexity of its botanical blend and its earthy, warming finish.
For this cocktail, I paired Valley of Mother of God Canadian Dry Gin with seasonal blood orange, a squeeze of lemon for enhanced acidity, and a honey, thyme & vermouth syrup that compliments the notes of black walnut from the spirit beautifully.
The egg white brings a frothy texture and velvety mouthfeel that also serves to balance the acid. I hope you’ll venture out to your nearest liquor store in search of a bottle of this premium Canadian Dry Gin and join me for Virtual Happy Hour in my Instagram Stories tonight at 5 p.m. Eastern!
This sour is made with Valley of Mother of God Canadian Dry Gin which offers a symphony of flavours including juniper, apple, cranberry, black walnut, and rosemary. These earthy and warming notes are accompanied by a chorus of citrus and a bit of froth in this elegantly balanced cocktail.
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat – do not boil. Stir often until honey is fully incorporated, thyme is fragrant and syrup is thickened – about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
Remove solids and fine strain into an airtight container. Store in the fridge for up to 1 month.