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Out of the Shell

Looking to add a little extra oomph to your drinks this spring? Whip up one of these Easter-ready egg cocktails.

 

 

Absinthe Suissesse

This is a classic New Orleans brunch cocktail. Indeed, this version by Chris Hannah of Arnaud’s French 75 is a tasty way to start the day—creamy but light with notes of anise and almond, and a light minty kick.

 

Amaretto Sour

Portland bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler puts a delicious twist on the classic amaretto sour with the addition of bourbon, rich simple syrup and egg white.

 

Bitter Pill

Aged rum and Fernet make for a spirited match in this assertive lowball.

 


 

Clover Club

This enduring classic is so beloved, it even has a bar in Brooklyn, New York, named after it.

 

Coffee Cocktail

Though there's actually no coffee in this classic cocktail, it still makes a delicious brunch-time sipper.

 

Lankershim Fizz

A splash of sweet PX sherry takes this gin fizzer from the brunch table all the way to dessert.

 

Pisco Sour

Scared of egg cocktails? Then try a pisco sour, one of the best examples of how egg whites can bolster the character of a drink.

 

Pretty Jessica

Canlis bartender, James MacWilliams updates Harry Cradock’s classic, the English Rose, with the addition of Cherry Heering and an egg white.

 

Ramos Gin Fizz

This New Orleans classic was invented in the 1880s by Henry C. Ramos, but the drink lives on today in bars around the world—minus the marathon shaking time.

 

Sueño

At his Los Angeles mezcal bar, Las Perlas, Raul Ystorza honors the Southern Mexico-born spirit with concoctions like this warm-weather beauty.

 

 

NOTE: Remember that when mixing with eggs at home, freshness is a must.The danger of food-borne illness, while remote, can be minimized by washing eggs and taking care to prevent contact between the shell’s exterior and the edible portion within; removing the yolk further reduces the risk. If you're still concerned, you can opt for pasteurized eggs.

 

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