Anyone else out there have a standard drink order of a mojito? Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty adventurous when it comes to flavors but when a bartender asks me what I’d like especially when there’s no cocktail menu in sight, I seek
The festive season has died down ( if you’re in Ghana like myself, it’s still winding down), and I for one am not happy about it. The end of the holidays means school and work and no more of those lounging-in-PJs-forever days. Blergh.
But as much as we all like to hold on to the scanty remnants of the holiday season, I think we all secretly like to watch it go. Productivity is what most of us run on, and it’s great to get back in the groove of real life. I got back in the groove of my real life with this amazing-as-hell cocktail recipe that I’m pretty sure you guys will enjoy too!
What you need:
1/2 cup of blackberries
2 tbsp agave syrup
2 tsp blackberry liqueur
1 shot vodka
Juice of half a lemon
1 egg white
Edible gold foil for garnishing
First make blackberry syrup by bringing 1 cup of water with 1/2 cup of muddled blackberries and agave syrup to a boil in a small saucepan. You can increase the recipe to make large amounts of the syrup and store this. Strain and allow syrup to cool before mixing in cocktail.
In a cocktail shaker, add blackberry liquor, vodka, 1 cup blackberry syrup, the juice of half a lemon and 1 egg white. Shake vigorously for at least 3 minutes. This is a very important step, as you need the egg white to emulsify to give you that beautiful and yummy foam. Pour into glass, garnish with edible gold foil and serve.
Not gonna lie I was horrified when I first learned of egg white being used in cocktails. As someone who absolutely cannot stand runny egg yolk this sounded like a nightmare to me. But let me tell you – I was SOLD when I had it. It adds extra texture and flavor to any drink and there really is no substitute for it. If I tried it, you can too.
Off to sip on the good stuff while I try to be a real human again!
I know I’m getting ahead of myself with this Thanksgiving Dinner cocktail but I’ll do anything for Pimm’s. Speaking of Pimm’s, America, let me introduce you to Mr. Pimm’s. It’s a very popular liquor in the UK (my bestfriend buys it anytime he visits from London – shoutout to the real MVP) and it’s hard to imagine why it’s not a big deal over here too. Anywhoo, it’s really good. More like amazing. And you can get it in some liquor stores in the US!