What a year! To help you ring in 2017, Topher (my mixologist/boyfriend) has created some amazing cocktails for you. 

This is similar to a whiskey sour, in terms of the egg white and lemon but it’s actually a take on a Gin Fizz. This drink is sweet, sour, creamy and delicious!

Lavender Honey Gin Fizz Recipe

Ingredients

Lavender Honey Simple Syrup

2 TBSP Lavender Honey

2 TBSP Water

2 oz Gin ( we used Bombay Sapphire )

1 oz lemon juice

1/2 oz lavender honey simple syrup

1 Egg White

A pinch of lavender flowers

Sparkling water or Club soda

Ice cubes

Instructions

Combine 1 part lavender honey and one part water in a small saucepan and stir over low heat until the honey has dissolved into the water; set the mixture aside in the fridge to chill. img_20161231_115052Following the tips from the Ginger Kombucha Mule Recipe, create a few lemon twists for garnishing later.

Juice the lemon into a separate container and measure out 1 oz of the juice using a jigger into a cocktail shaker. Next, measure out 2 oz of gin and add it to the cocktail shaker. Separate out an egg white into the container and save the yolk for New Year’s Day breakfast tomorrow. Before adding ice “dry-shake” the ingredients in the cocktail shaker for 10-15 seconds; this lets you create a foamy texture from the egg whites without over chilling, or diluting the drink.

Add a few ice cubes to the shaker, and shake for a few more seconds to cool down the mixture before pouring. Pour the mixture into your glassware of choice; for this drink, we opted for topping up the gin fizza cocktail coupe glass, instead of the standard Collin’s or fizz glass. Top up the glass with sparkling water or club soda, sprinkle a few lavender flowers on top and garnish the rim with a lemon twist.

Using a wider rimmed cocktail coupe glass gives a more dramatic presentation for the foamy egg whites; and presents the aroma of the lavender petals while you drink, which enhances the flavour of the lavender honey syrup in the drink.

Happy New Year!

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