Sunday, February 7, 2016

Gloom Lifter

What an appropriate name for a drink. It certainly was rich and fruity, like a nice flan. So it did improve my mood some. I just find it a very unusual whiskey recipe all around. Egg white, blended whiskey, raspberry liqueur...Truthfully, I used up the last of my Chambord a little while ago. Not to worry, though. The recipe calls for raspberry liqueur and simple syrup, but I have raspberry syrup, so I just used that and omitted the simple syrup.

If you do have raspberry liqueur, by all means use it. The flavor in liqueurs is more concentrated in a small amount and might provide more contrast in this silky drink. But if you are like me, a quick fix like homemade syrups means not having to run to the liquor store to buy an expensive bottle only to use such a small quantity for one drink.
  • 2 oz. blended whiskey
  • 1 oz. brandy
  • 1 tbsp. raspberry liqueur (raspberry syrup used)
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 egg white
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup (omitted)
Combine whiskey, brandy, syrup/ liqueur, egg white and simple syrup in a shaker without ice. Shake vigorously. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled highball glass filled with fresh ice. 

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