Stay sane, have a cocktail, and keep your local businesses thriving in the DMV but practice social distancing.
So it’s been like 3 days of social-distancing and I’m already going a little stir-crazy. Who’s with me? But you could look at this as an opportunity… get some housework done, do your taxes, and practice a hobby! Sooooooo… QUARANTINI time! If you want to work some extra vitamins into your quarantini check out these stellar “healthy” quarantini recipes.
But if you want to practice your cocktailerie skills and support local businesses at the same time (they need our support more than ever!), then consider this cocktail right here. It’s got a great balance of smoky (not overly smoky since my wife hates too much), sweet (from the amaro), bitter (from the amaro and the bitters), and a silky/creamy texture to boot (from the whole egg). Note/disclaimer: Yes this cocktail uses a whole egg! There is always a risk of salmonella when using a whole egg, but this technique has been a long long time. I’m no doctor, so use your best judgment.
The Beegold Flip
Behold, the Beegold! “Why” you ask? The amaro is distilled using honey from GW University’s Apiary. For all you parents out there, it kinda tastes like Zarbee’s but alcoholic!
- Maximo mezcal (I used Joven) – 2oz
- Founding Spirits GW Limited Edition “Never Bitter” Amaro – 1oz
- Liquid Gold Ancient Trade Bitters – 1 dash
- Whole egg
- Nutmeg (ground) – Optional
- Major Grey’s mango chutney – 1 heaping spoon… Optional (yet delicious)
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with NO ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds (this is called a dry-shake).
- Open the cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake until the shaker is too cold to grip (this is called a wet-shake).
- Remove the cocktail shaker’s top, and strain through an additional sieve into a chilled coupe glass. The additional straining will catch all the solid bits from the chutney.
- It should form a nice creamy head on top.
- Sprinkle a little ground nutmeg over the top of the cocktail evenly.
Note: For other DMV-area updates on the COVID-19 response, check out this post.