The Graduate

The Graduate

When my girlfriend’s sister had her graduation from her master’s program we all went to a big party at her house.  To commemorate the occasion I created this drink.

The Graduate

1 oz Whipped Cream Vodka
0.5 oz Galliano
0.5 oz Ginger Liqueur
0.5 oz Crema Limoncello
3 oz Orange Juice
1 egg white

Shake over ice very vigorously, expect froth.  Strain into coupe glass.

Functionally this is an upgrade of a simple screwdriver but there is so much more going on in this glass that the origin drink might as well be waving from the horizon.

You will notice that there is an egg in there.  This is a very classic thing for cocktails.  Egg white is the ultimate emulsifier and there is almost nothing in nature that comes close to the effect it has on things.  Make sure you’re using pasteurized eggs or eggs from a source you can trust.  I get a dozen eggs every couple of weeks from my mother who keeps her own chickens, but you can get them from the store pasteurized for not much difference in price.  If you must do this without eggs you’ll get much the same flavor, but without the textural component.

This drink is like a silky smooth Orange Julius.  Or a very funky creamcicle.  Galliano for those who aren’t familiar is a vanilla liqueur which is very heavy in spices, particularly anise.  Combined with the bite on this ginger that I bought from New Deal Distillery you get a complex and very very satisfying drink.

Are you trying to seduce me Mrs. Robinson?

 

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