Egg whites are a common ingredient in many classic cocktails but can be intimidating for the casual home mixologist. This week Ginny and Charlie make two classic egg white cocktails, The Ramos Gin Fizz and the Bourbon Flip, and help you realize why you shouldn’t fear the egg. With a little basic safety precautions and a lot of shaking, you can be mixing your own gin fizz up at home in no time.
Run Time: 13 Minutes, 44 Seconds
Ramos Gin Fizz
2 oz. gin (London Dry or Old Tom)
1 oz. heavy cream
1 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
1 egg white
3 dashes orange blossom water
1 drop vanilla extract, (optional)
Combine ingredients and dry shake for 10 seconds without ice.
Add several small to medium sized ice cubes and shake hard for several minutes.
Continue shaking as long as you are able and until you can no longer hear the ice inside.
Pour foamy contents into a chilled Collins glass and slowly top with soda to rise the head.
A straw is optional, but when placed, it should stand on its own in the center of the drink.
The Bourbon Flip
3 ounces bourbon
1 ounce heavy cream
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
Shake everything together like crazy.
Strain it into a chilled glass.
Sprinkle with some freshly grated nutmeg.