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Revamping Classic Cocktails With A Dash of Egg White

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If you’re looking to impress at your next cocktail party or just up your mixology game, throwing an egg white into the shaker is your secret weapon. From the frothy cap on a sour to the silky finish of a fizz, here’s how you can transform classic cocktails into legendary tipples with a simple addition of egg white.

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Why Egg Whites?

When shaken up, egg whites add a creamy texture and smooth finish that elevate the drink's overall feel. They bind the ingredients in such a way that each sip is both a taste and a tactile pleasure.

Classic Cocktails with a Twist

clover club reimagined

The Clover Club Reinvented

Start with the Clover Club, an old classic that deserves a comeback. 

You'll mix Gordon’s Gin with fresh lemon juice and raspberry syrup, then add an egg white to bring it all together. After a vigorous shake, pour it into a chilled coupe glass and watch as the rich pink hue, topped with a fluffy white layer, captivates your guests. 

Garnishing with a few raspberries on a stick not only adds charm but also hints at the fruity flavours within.

espresso and bourbon

Espresso Bourbon Fizz

Then there’s the Espresso Bourbon Fizz, an apt choice for those who like a bit of caffeine with their booze. Combine Johnnie Walker Black Label with a shot of fresh espresso, simple syrup, and an egg white. Shake it first without ice to get the egg white fluffy, then add ice for a second round to chill it down. This cocktail is a sensory experience with its deep coffee aroma and velvety mouthfeel.

cocktails with egg whites

Pisco Sour

For a South American touch, whip up a Pisco Sour. This cocktail blends Pisco with lemon juice, simple syrup, and an egg white. The key here is in the shake—first dry, then with ice, ensuring the mixture emulsifies into a silky potion that’s as smooth as it is tangy. It’s traditionally finished with a few drops of Angostura bitters, adding a visual flair with its marbled effect.

eggnog reinvented

Classic Eggnog

Not forgetting the festive favourite, Eggnog, which can be turned into a cocktail by vigorously shaking Captain Morgan Rum with an egg white, simple syrup, milk, and a sprinkle of nutmeg. The egg white transforms the typically thick drink into a lighter, frothier concoction that will have everyone feeling the holiday cheer.

negroni cocktail

The Negroni Sour

If you fancy a challenge, take on the Negroni Sour. Mix equal parts Gordon’s Gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth with an egg white. This drink combines the classic bitterness of a Negroni with the smooth, frothy texture of a sour, creating a complex drink that’s a feast for the eyes and a delight to the palate.

whisky cocktail

Smooth And Sumptuous Whisky Sour

Lastly, perfect the Whisky Sour by shaking Johnnie Walker Black Label with lemon juice, simple syrup, and an egg white. This method softens the whisky’s sharp edges, making the cocktail as smooth as velvet and as refreshing as a drink of lemonade.

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