Ever wonder how some cocktails get that beautiful layer of thick foam on top? You know, the one that can leave you with a bit of a mustache after your first sip? The secret is to add an egg white to your cocktail shaker and give all of your ingredients a good, dry shake. You can do this before or after ice and once you pour, your cocktail will instantly have a silky smooth texture and be topped with delicious foam. (Easy, right?) Plus, the protein in an egg white will also help to balance our the sharp acidity of any citrus ingredients, making for a well-rounded libation. I know, I know, I’m simply filled to the brim with mixology tips and tricks.
I will say that I was a bit trepidatious about using raw egg at first. After all, we’re all used to seeing warning labels that caution us to avoid raw or undercooked eggs. However, I’ve learned that enjoying an egg white in your cocktail is no more risky than ordering Eggs Benedict or steak tartare. You certainly want to add this ingredient carefully and thoughtfully, being sure to use clean and fresh eggs each time. And if you’re not on board, that’s ok! There are several egg alternatives that can do the drink such as powdered egg whites, or a vegan egg white replacement. It’s all about making the recipe your own.
Whether you shake this delicious whiskey cocktail recipe up with true egg whites, or an alternative of your choosing, I promise you won’t be disappointed! The Uncle’s Garden cocktail highlights the subtly sweet, and very smooth, flavors of Uncle Nearest’s Small Batch Whiskey, blending them perfectly with St. Germain’s light and fruity profile. Top these delicious spirits off with some fresh pineapple juice and an egg white (or substitute) and you’ve created the Uncle’s Garden, the perfect drink for your next garden party.