Because sometimes you’ve just got to go home and make the wonderful drink the bartender was kind enough to write on a postcard as you left the bar the night before.
With thanks to Noel at Morris American Bar, a brilliant newish craft bar in DC:
The Alaska Sour
- 1 egg white
- 2 oz gin
- .5 oz Yellow Chartreuse
- .5 lemon juice
- .5 simple syrup
- 2 dashes orange bitters
Dry shake all ingredients like your ulna is on fire. [Dry shaking means shake without ice. You do it to emulsify the egg.]
Fill shaker 2/3 with ice; shake like your radius is on fire.
As the photo shows, I’ve never developed good dry shaking skills, and my foam is weak.
But even in my hands this is a lovely drink, a simple gin sour enlivened by the herby, honeyed Chartreuse and mellowed with eggy cream.
Alaska? Kind of looks like a far north landscape, I guess.