This cocktail was created by Jamie Boudreau, of Canon in Seattle, who’s work I really admire. For more great cocktails check out his show, Raising the Bar on the Small Screen Network. The following recipe is an adaptation of the original which can be found here on the Imbibe Magazine website. The only difference being is that the original serves 4 while the one found here serves 2.
2 oz. Gin
2 oz. cherry brandy (Cherry Heering)
3/4 teaspoon orange flower water
1 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
2 fresh egg whites or about 2 oz of pasteurized egg whites
1/2 oz. fresh whipping cream
4 oz. soda water
Combine all ingredients, except soda water, in a shaker and dry shake for 30 seconds. Add ice and shake until the shaker becomes frosty. Strain and divide between 2 ice-filled glasses, top each with 2 oz. of soda, stir to combine and garnish.
I am a big fan of fizzes and this is no exception. The gin works well providing just enough of the a botanical bite to be intriguing without overwhelming the cherry flavor. The egg white and cream add texture while the soda helps to lighten the whole drink. The orange flower water is faintly present on the back end.