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7 Frothy Egg White Cocktails to Impress Your Friends

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Egg whites are one of those ingredients that seem intimidating until you realize how easy they are to work with, how much they add to a cocktail, and how safe they are to consume—but your friends don’t have to know that. Drinks made with egg whites get a nice, frothy head that looks fantastic, and confidently plopping an egg white (or whole egg) into a shaker tin makes you look like a total cocktail pro. Here, the most impressive cocktails to make with egg whites. (Don’t worry; we’ll never tell how easy they really are.)

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There are few drinks more impressive than the herculanean Ramos Gin Fizz. The original recipe calls for a laughable 12 minutes of shaking, so if you stick to that specification, you can expect your arms to be bulging and veiny by the time you serve your first drink. Much less shaking will absolutely make a serviceable version that still sports the drink’s signature skyscraper-high head of foam. It’ll attract oohs and ahhs from your pals, especially after they taste how good it is inside too.

The Essentials

London Dry Gin
Cream
Egg white
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While Jerry Thomas’ original recipe doesn’t call for egg whites (and, following the professor’s lead, neither does ours), it’s worth mixing up the modern variation on the classic Sour with egg whites to produce an extra-frothy version. The extra step isn’t just aesthetic; the egg white adds texture and depth to the dry, sour profile of the original.

The Essentials

Whiskey
Simple Syrup
Lemon Juice
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Like the Whiskey Sour, the Pisco Sour proves how impressive the simple combination of citrus and egg white can be. But in the case of the Peruvian cocktail, you also get the chance to show off your foam art skills, using a toothpick to swirl the bitters dashed into the foam. If your friends aren’t impressed by that, show off your cocktail geekery by regaling them with the history of Pisco in America.

The Essentials

pisco
bitters
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Your guests will be confused when they see you dump a whole egg into your cocktail shaker. They’ll be downright shocked when you cut off the cap of your Angostura bitters and pour 1.5 ounces of the stuff right into the mix. The bitter ingredient is usually used with extreme restraint to keep from overwhelming a cocktail, but in this dry, spiced Flip, the dasher cap comes off, letting the Angostura take the lead role in the drink. Frothy egg brings pillowy texture to the bitters, while honey syrup makes the flavor more palatable. The end result is like eating a winter spiced marshmallow.

The Essentials

Angostura Bitters
Overproof Rye
Whole Egg
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Eggs are par for the course during breakfast, but they’re also a part of this impressive balanced breakfast cocktail. Between the bacon-flavored whiskey, fresh OJ and candied bacon garnish, there’s a lot going on this drink that might distract from the egg white. But when you tell your friends what goes into the cocktail, you’re sure to be invited back for boozy brunch every week.

The Essentials

Bacon Whiskey
Fresh Orange Juice
Egg Whites
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Egg white froth looks even more impressive when dusted with edible paint. This steely silver cocktail shines like a starry night sky, attracting every eye as it shoots across the room. You can even double down on the garnish by creating an apple fan to be dusted with the metallic spray as well. The cocktail may taste fruity and nutty, but it looks like a diamond.

The Essentials

Applejack
Egg White
Edible silver spray paint
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If you want to prove the strength of the foamy head on your cocktail, look no further than this boozy take on the classic blueberry crumble dessert. Freeze dried blueberries finish off this fruity and nutty cocktail, resting atop the foam like a blueberry bush waiting to be picked. Dashes of lemon bitters and lemon zest also decorate the cocktail, making it a colorful way to celebrate summer berries (and your own eggy cocktail mastery).

The Essentials

Amaretto
Blueberry Tea
Egg Whites

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