Author Notes: An easy and elegant spin on a classic drink that serves as an anytime pick-me-up —Trent Pottala
ounces Rittenhouse Rye Whiksey
ounce Earl Grey Simple Syrup
ounce Lemon Juice
- For simple syrup: Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan and bring to boil. Add 1 tablespoon of loose earl grey tea, and a few sprigs of lavender if available. Let steep for 20 minutes. Strain, cool, and bottle.
- For cocktail: Combine whiskey, syrup, lemon juice, and egg white in a shaker. Forcefully dry shake for ~15 seconds. Fill shaker with ice and shake for another 15 seconds – a beautiful egg cocktail should nearly have a head of froth as opposed to just a small layer on top. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Cocktail