Recipe: Collagen Gin Sour

Recipe: Collagen Gin Sour

You've very likely heard of a Whiskey Sour, but have you tried the light, botanical alternative that is the Gin Sour? If so - great! It's certainly high on our favourites list for any occasion or season. We've gone and one-upped the usual concoction by adding collagen, to create a refreshing and oh-so-tasty cocktail that also benefits the skin.

Why collagen? Around the age of 20, natural collagen production starts to decrease by around 1% each year. This means you may encounter issues involving your skin, joints, bones, hair, and nails. Of course, there are countless factors that contribute to the ageing process and the aforementioned issues, but collagen does play a large part.

The most important part of this skin-loving drink is to make sure you use marine collagen. Marine collagen is a protein also known as Type 1 collagen, and is the most abundant type found in the human body. It’s also the strongest, meaning it works the most effectively to heal and rebuild. Type 1 marine collagen is the best type to target skin, helping to keep it looking plump, youthful, and strong. Without collagen, our skin starts to droop and sag, we will see more fine lines and wrinkles.

The recipe is pretty simple, gin, lemon juice, marine collagen and a sweetener. You'll also need egg white to froth it up and create a bouncy and foamy surface, or for a vegan alternative, you can use aquafaba (liquid found in a can of chickpeas).

We like ours extra sour, but if you're more of a sweet fan, feel free to reduce the lemon and increase the sugar syrup. Lastly, feel free to top it off with bitters - although this is optional depending on your taste buds.

Sip, enjoy and glow!


  • 60ml dry gin (we personally love Hendricks)
  • 30ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 15ml simple syrup. Equal parts hot water and sugar - melt the sugar, cool and then bottle.
  • 15ml egg white or aquafaba
  • 10ml dry Marine Collagen powder
  • Garnish: a few drops Angostura bitters (optional)


  1. Add the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white into a shaker. Do not add ice. Shake vigorously.
  2. Once frothed, add ice and shake again.
  3. Strain into glasses.
  4. Garnish with Angostura bitters and serve.
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