Halloween Gin Sour mit THE DUKE Rough Gin

Halloween Gin Sour


5cl THE DUKE Rough Gin

3 cl fresh lemon juice

2-3 cl pumpkin spice syrup*

1 egg white


Shake all ingredients vigorously in a shaker without ice to create a foam and then shake again on ice. Strain through a strainer into a tumbler and garnish with pumpkin. If you like things a little “bloodier” on Halloween, you can decorate the edge of the glass with cassis or strawberry fruit sauce.

*Making pumpkin spice syrup

Pumpkin spice syrup can also be bought in well-stocked stores, but it is also relatively easy to make yourself:

500 g Hokkaido pumpkin

300 ml water

300g sugar

1 vanilla bean

1/2 tsp cinnamon (ground)

5 cloves

1/4 B L nutmeg (ground)

Cut the Hokkaido pumpkin into small pieces, cut the vanilla pod lengthwise and scrape it out with a spoon. Simmer the contents and pod together with the pumpkin and the other ingredients for 15 minutes. Mash the now soft pumpkin to create a kind of puree. Simmer everything for another 10-15 minutes, then strain through a fine sieve and pour into a sealable container while still hot.

The syrup lasts 1-2 months when stored in a cool place. Since residue quickly forms at the bottom of the bottle, always shake well before using.