Cheers to the last days of summer!

A foamy farewell- this smooth creamy drink perfectly captures the flavors of summer with a hint of warmth that tastes of fall to come.

A foamy farewell- this smooth creamy drink perfectly captures the flavors of summer with a hint of warmth that tastes of fall to come.

Delicious cocktail creations are a popular topic of conversation around the water cooler at my office so when my friend and co-worker Angela shared the details of a great combination she'd come up with that involved prosecco, gin, and egg whites I knew I would have to give it a try. Being the stellar friend that she is, she even let me invite myself over to her place so I could sample her recipe for myself. Loosely based off of the recipe for the Duke cocktail, her original concoction involved gin, prosecco, triple sec, cherry liqueur, lemon juice, and an egg white. Since we have all things pineapple on the brain here on the blog I thought we could try her recipe with pineapple juice in place of the lemon juice. The resulting foamy blend of flavors was quite delicious and we decided that this drink would be the perfect toasting cocktail to the last days of summer. The freshness of the sparkling wine and pineapple juice brings warm summer days to mind, while the richer flavors from the cherry liqueur and gin speak to the crisp cool days of fall to come. The whole combination may seem a little odd but don't be put off by the combination or the color, this is one drink worth trying! If you can't find cherry liqueur, try a raspberry liqueur like Chambord. 

A Foamy Farewell

makes 2 servings

the whites of 1 egg, preferably organic

1 oz. triple sec

1 oz. gin

1 oz. cherry liqueur

1 oz. pineapple juice

chilled champagne, prosecco, or cava to top off

To make:

  1. In a cocktail shaker (or tightly sealed water bottle in a pinch,) combine all ingredients except for the champagne. 
  2. Vigorously dry shake (sans ice) for a minute or two until the ingredients are well blended and the mixture begins to foam. Add a few ice cubes and continue to shake for another minute to chill the drink.
  3. Divide the mixture evenly into 2 coupe or wine glasses. Top off each glass with champagne or your favorite sparkling wine (approximately 4 oz.) Dibon Cava Brut Reserve is a great, inexpensive sparkling wine to use when making mixed cocktails. To note, the mixture will foam up quite a bit after the addition of the champagne, so give the drink a minute or two to settle.
  4. Enjoy with a friend!
As the name suggests, this cocktail is big on the foam. Give the mixture a minute or two to settle and you'll have a delightfully delicious drink to enjoy. 

As the name suggests, this cocktail is big on the foam. Give the mixture a minute or two to settle and you'll have a delightfully delicious drink to enjoy. 

Have a fabulous long Labor Day weekend!

Cheers!

-c.