A while back you may recall that I posted my MYO: Porter syrup. Aside from the original drink posted in the Happy Hour article there wasn’t a lot I could think to do with it, until recently. A post on Cocktail Wonk about Knee High Stocking Company in Seattle turned me on to this particular cocktail and I cannot recommend it enough.
The drink includes egg whites, something that a lot of people are leery about. I can say that if you’re using locally grown eggs or pasteurized eggs that you are in no danger from adding egg whites to your drink.
2 oz Gin
1 oz Porter Syrup
1/4 Tsp Fresh Ground Nutmeg
1/8 Tsp Ground Glove
1/8 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
2 dashes angostura bitters
1 Egg White
Crack the egg and pour the white into a cocktail shaker, using a small whisk or drink frother whisk the egg white until it is fluffy. Add everything except nutmeg and shake well with ice, strain into cocktail glass, grate nugmeg over the top
Alternately when making your porter syrup you could add the spices at the same time as the sugar yielding a much more flavorful result and giving you a better chance to combine them before they get to your shaker.
The flavors on this are amazing. I’ve tried it with and without the clove/cinnamon addition and I think either is a great way to go. The porter converts the juniper into almost a minty flavor and the aromatics from the nutmeg get you started right off the bat.
The drink also looks fantastic, the dark liquid under a nice thick tan foam. I encourage you to at least give this one a try.