Warm days, a hot grill and a cool cocktail. I can’t think of a better way to spend a late spring evening than relaxing in the back yard with one of Shaun the Bartender’s creative cocktails. This delightful pre-prohibition cocktail is a bit more involved than most, but well worth the time. He posts one each day, are you a subscriber yet?
- 7 Raspberries (four for the drink, three to use as a garnish)
- 2 Tsp. Granulated Sugar (if you want to use simple syrup, go with 1/2 oz.)
- 1 1/2 oz. Gin
- 1 oz. Applejack
- 1 Raw Egg (optional)
- Juice from one Lemon
Method: In a mixing glass with ice, drop in four raspberries and sugar. Muddle until the two ingredients are blended well. Add the gin, applejack, and raw egg, (optional). Cap off with a tin and do a dry shake, (without ice), for about ten – fifteen seconds. This will allow the egg to infiltrate the other ingredients and gives you a nice and foamy beverage. Uncap, add ice, then shake a few more times to give it a chill. Uncap, squeeze in the juice of one lemon, cap and shake again for a few seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass. Add three raspberries for garnish.
This variety of drink is sometimes called a mash because you are muddling flavor, in this case raspberry and sugar, in with the other ingredients. You will be pleasantly surprised with the aroma and feel this cocktail has to offer.
I do recommend that you take a moment and watch Shaun concoct this little beauty right here. Also, pop over to his site and hit the follow button. There is a new cocktail every day for your imbibing and entertaining pleasure.