Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Egg Whites in Cocktails

     Here is a new idea, following some of the ideas from the thirties and forties world of cocktails.   There were many cocktails that used egg whites to a body and flavor to their cocktails.  I remember what adding egg whites to a Brandy Alexander back in the late 60's did for its flavor.   I have been doing some experimenting out in the lab with the concept of using egg whites in rum cocktails and I am pretty happy with some of the results.

     This is a dry cocktail that is very refreshing and flavorful.  I hope that you enjoy it.  If it is too dry just add a little cane or agave syrup to the mix and it will give you a little sweeter version if that suits your palate.

Elder Eggtini
  • 2 ½ Oz. Brugal Extra Dry Rum
  • 1 Oz. St. Germain Liqueur
  • 1½ Oz. Egg White (lightly whipped)
  • ½ Oz. Lemon Juice
Lightly whip the egg whites and add to the rest of the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.  Shake until chilled and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon zest.