Gin with House-Made Bitter Lemon and Soda

Number of servings

House-Made Bitter Lemon ingredients

  • 4 large Sunkist® Lemons
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water

Cocktail ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce House-Made Bitter Lemon
  • 2 ounces chilled sparkling water
  • Sunkist lemon slice, for garnish
  • Fresh thyme, for garnish

House-Made Bitter Lemon


  1. Wash lemons and cut the ends off. Slice each lemon in half lengthwise and each half into 4 slices.
  2. Combine lemons, sugar and water in a blender cup.
  3. Process in a high speed blender by pulsing until almost smooth, mixture should still have some texture.
  4. Place mixture in a medium non-corrosive pan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Let boil for 1 minute then remove from heat and let steep for 1 hour.
  5. Strain through a fine strainer.
  6. Store refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.



  1. Measure the gin, Bitter Lemon, into a mixing glass.
  2. Fill glass three-quarters with ice. Shake vigorously.
  3. Add the sparkling water and swirl in mixing tin.
  4. Strain into a tall Collins glass filled with fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with lemon slice and fresh thyme.

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