But they needn't worry! When I was offered the opportunity to work with Safest Choice Eggs on the An EGG for Every Occassion campaign, I knew without a doubt that I'd be making a cocktail with an egg foam cap. Given, my cap is kind of tiny, but I didn't realize until later that I should have left more space for it to develop in the glass.
What's so special about Safest Choice Eggs? Well, they are pasteurized using an all-natural water bath with computer-controlled temperature zones and monitoring. With this precise time and temperature control, any bacteria is destroyed without cooking the egg. After the eggs are pasteurized, they are dried, cooled, and stamped with a P. This mark helps you identify them, and may bring you peace of mind, knowing that the eggs are not at risk for Salmonella of viruses like the Avian flu.
I really enjoyed the rich creamy contrast that the egg white brought up against the citrus and the fizz. And of course, I now have all sorts of foam-capped drinks floating through my mind.
Tell me, have you tried a Ramos Gin Fizz or another cocktail (or non-alcoholic) beverage that utilizes raw egg? If not, would you? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Ramos Gin Fizz
With New Orleans roots, the Ramos Gin Fizz uses orange flower water, egg whites, and milk to complement the traditional gin fizz base.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: n/a
Keywords: beverage nut-free soy-free vegetarian eggs gin dairy orange blossom water Mardis Gras
Ingredients (2 cocktails)
- 3 ounces gin
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2.5 ounces simple syrup
- 4 ounces milk
- 2 Safest Choice egg whites
- 6 drops orange blossom water
- cold club soda
- 2 orange twists, wedges, or slices
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add gin, lemon and lime juice, simple syrup, milk, and the egg whites. Put on the lid and shake until your arms feel like they're going to fall off, 12 minutes traditionally (or as long as you can).
Strain into 2 tall (10-12 ounce) glasses (no ice), then top both up with club soda. Garnish with an orange twist, wedge, or slice.
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