Erin and I had a pretty great day. We bonded. So we decided to make a fancy cocktail for y'all. We bonded while arguing for over an hour about colors in a fabric store. Don't ask for details, it's just what happens at work.
This recipe is a little different. But don't let it freak you out, because it's delicious, the concept is fun, and, if you care, egg whites are trending in the foodservice industry. (That was Erin and her insights intern brain).
People have been making cocktails this way for years, however, it's never become that widespread of a practice. Maybe it's the fear of salmonella poisoning, but I like to live life on the edge.
I'm house-sitting this week, which means I've been babysitting Mom's chickens. Those rowdy birds are what inspired this cocktail. This recipe isn't an original, but it's tasty just the same, and it'll get the job done. You can use egg whites in any cocktail in the exact same way.
Now you might ask, why would I put eggs in my cocktail? The eggs don't add flavor or change the taste of the drink, but rather, the texture. Adding egg whites to your drink gives it a light, frothy consistency, which is just cool. So do it if you're bored with your same-old cocktail.
Check out the photos, and the recipe is below.
2 oz. blended scotch whiskey
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1 tsp powdered sugar
An egg white from 1 egg
1. Juice the half of a lemon and combine all the ingredients in a shaker.
2. Shake it like ya mean it. For about 15 seconds.
3. Add a few cubes of ice to your shaker, and shake it a few more times to chill the cocktail.
4. Strain into a glass of ice, and enjoy.