Monday, March 1, 2010

Top of the morning to you!

I've been meaning to write about my new favorite cocktail for a while now. Tried first at #9 Park now nearly three weeks earlier, the Morning Glory Fizz is one of those drinks that just doesn't sound like it should work... plus, it has an egg white, which freaks out nearly everyone I've mentioned it to. But it does. I should know - I've had several. Including one made with the white of an egg laid maybe an hour before it became a cocktail - if you have access to a chicken like we did when we first gave this drink a try, I heartily recommend egg-based cocktails as a way to get through all those amazing fresh eggs!

2 oz scotch - I've used both Lowland and Islay whiskeys to good effect
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/4 oz lime juice
1/4 oz absinthe
3/4 t turbinado sugar or syrup
1 egg white
splash carbonated water/soda

Dry shake the egg white with sugar and juices, then add the remaining ingredients (not the soda water) and hard shake again with ice. Strain and top with a splash of soda.

I hear this is an excellent morning cocktail; I'll leave it to you all to decide...


  1. i'm not convinced. sounds slimy.

  2. Jess, you'll just have to try it to find out!