By Bruce Harlick - A Bartender Journey listener and Cocktail enthusiast.
Incorporating egg whites into your cocktails can seem tricky, but it’s really pretty simple. There are a few things to keep in mind:
So, you have your egg white, you have the ingredients for the cocktail, and you’re ready to mix. What now? Getting the egg white to really emulsify is the trick here. Here are some tips on how to do that:
If your cocktail includes bitters, the egg white top make a beautiful canvas for the cocktail equivalent of latte art. Pisco Sours are traditionally decorated with a few drops of Amargo (or Angostura) bitters in a pattern. You can use a toothpick to “draw” with the bitters in the foam to further enhance the art. Or try cutting a stencil of a simple pattern out of a plastic deli-container lid, laying it over the top of the glass, and spraying some dark-colored bitters on. It makes for a very distinctive drink!
That’s pretty much all there is to it. Have fun playing with egg whites and enjoy some tasty cocktails!