Silver Fox Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 16, 2024


The Silver Fox cocktail is a relatively modern creation, known for its smooth and creamy texture, with a hint of nuttiness from the amaretto. It's a hit among those who appreciate a well-crafted gin cocktail with a twist.

  • Origin: The exact origin is uncertain, but it's believed to have been concocted by an experimental bartender looking to balance the botanicals of gin with the richness of egg white and almond flavors.
  • Popularity: It has gained popularity in craft cocktail circles, particularly among those who enjoy a frothy, sour drink.
  • Audience: Ideal for gin enthusiasts and those who favor complex, layered cocktails.

How Silver Fox Tastes?

The Silver Fox is a symphony of flavors with a creamy, velvety texture. The botanicals of the gin shine through, complemented by the sweet, nutty notes of orgeat and amaretto. The lemon juice adds a refreshing tartness, while the egg white provides a luxurious frothiness.

Interesting facts about Silver Fox

  • The Silver Fox is named after the sleek and elegant animal, reflecting the cocktail's sophisticated and smooth nature.
  • The use of egg white in cocktails dates back to the 19th century, adding texture and body to drinks.
  • Orgeat, an almond-flavored syrup, is a traditional ingredient in many classic cocktails, including the Mai Tai.


A few good options for Silver Fox are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Bombay Sapphire Gin: 3oz

Bombay Sapphire is known for its clean and aromatic profile with hints of botanicals, which form the backbone of this cocktail. Too little gin, the drink might taste too sweet; too much, and you'll overpower the other delicate flavors.

Emma Rose

Egg White: 1

Shake up a frothy texture and smooth mouthfeel. Omitting it, you'd miss a layer of luxury. Vegan? Swap for aquafaba, but you might not get the same stiffness in the foam.

Mary Mitkina

Orgeat: 1oz

Sweet, with a touch of almond, orgeat is the sweetener adding depth. If you forget this fellow, a flavor flatline might occur. Substitute with simple syrup and a dash of almond extract if you're in a pinch.

Alex Green

Amaretto Disaronno: 0.5oz

This Italian liqueur injects a rich, almond flavor complementing the orgeat. Leaving this out would not be a ‘Disaronno-n’! If you lack Amaretto, a touch of almond syrup could do a half-decent stand-in.

Emma Rose

Lemon Juice: 1.5oz

Adds a zesty zing balancing the sweet profiles. Too much puckers the lips like a grandma’s kiss; too little, and the drink forgets its own identity. Fresh is always best, don't let convenience make it concentrate!

Mary Mitkina

Soda Water: 2 Dashes

Tiny bubbles to elevate the aesthetics and mouthfeel. Without it, it's like a party without the poppers – still good, but less festive. Replace with tonic for a twist, but expect a flavor tilt.

Alex Green

Recipe. How to make Silver Fox Drink

  1. In a shaker, combine the egg white, Amaretto, orgeat, lemon juice, and gin.
  2. Dry shake vigorously for about a minute until the mixture is super-foamy.
  3. Add a dash of soda water and ice, then shake again briefly.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and enjoy.

Pro Tips

  • Chill Your Glass: A chilled glass will keep your cocktail cold and enhance the drinking experience.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: Always use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor.
  • Soda Water Caution: Add the soda water to the shaker before the ice to avoid excessive fizzing and potential mess.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese platters: A mix of creamy and aged cheeses, to complement the nutty and citrus notes.
  • Seafood: Lightly seasoned shrimp or calamari can balance well with the cocktail's acidity.

Main Courses

  • Grilled chicken or fish: The herbal notes of gin pair well with herbs on the chicken/fish.
  • Asian cuisine: Dishes with a sweet and sour profile, like some Thai stir-fries, can complement the cocktail's sweetness and tartness.


  • Almond or lemon pastries: The nuttiness from the orgeat and Amaretto will harmonize with similar flavors in the desserts.
  • Fruit tarts: The acidity in the cocktail can cut through the sweetness of the tarts.

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What you could change in Silver Fox

  • Gin: If Bombay Sapphire isn't available, any premium dry gin like Tanqueray or Hendrick's can be used.
  • Orgeat: In a pinch, almond syrup or even a touch of almond extract mixed with simple syrup can substitute.
  • Amaretto Disaronno: Other brands of amaretto can work, though Disaronno is preferred for its richer flavor.

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And of course - twists🍹

Amber Fox

  • Swap gin for bourbon: The sweet, smokey profile of bourbon makes a cozier twist.
  • Add a dash of cinnamon: For that spiced warmth embracing the orgeat's nuttiness.
  • Result: A richer, more autumnal drink that embraces you like a fluffy tail!

Citrus Fox

  • Increase lemon juice to 2oz: Amp up the tanginess.
  • Add orange zest garnish: An extra citrus layer.
  • Result: Brighter and more refreshing, zesty enough to make your tail wiggle!

Vanilla Fox

  • Use vanilla syrup instead of orgeat: Elevate the creamy sweetness.
  • Garnish with a vanilla pod: For the classy, aromatic look.
  • Result: The suaveness of the vanilla will have you out-foxing even the slyest of creatures!

In case you forgot basics how to make Silver Fox

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Silver Fox

What type of glass is best suited for serving the Silver Fox cocktail?

A coupe glass or a martini glass is ideal for serving the Silver Fox, as their wide brim allows the aroma and frothiness to be fully appreciated.

Can the Silver Fox cocktail be made in large batches for parties?

Yes, you can pre-mix the ingredients except for the egg white and soda water, which should be added fresh and shaken with each individual serving to maintain the frothy texture.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Silver Fox?

While there's no official non-alcoholic Silver Fox, you can create a mocktail by substituting the gin with non-alcoholic spirit alternatives and using an almond-based syrup instead of amaretto.

How can I make the egg white in the cocktail safe to consume?

Use pasteurized egg whites to minimize any risk associated with raw eggs, or alternatively, you can use aquafaba (chickpea liquid) as a vegan alternative.

Is there a difference in taste when using different types of gin?

Yes, the choice of gin can affect the taste. London dry gins will give a more juniper-forward flavor, while New American or botanical gins might introduce more floral or spicy notes.

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