Cocktails With Eggs for Egg Month

We experiment with eggs as a cocktail ingredient in celebration of Egg Month!

Cocktails With Eggs for Egg Month

What can’t you do with an egg? There’s just about nothing an egg isn’t good for. This is why the entire month of May is dedicated to celebrating them and their infinite usefulness. Just like an egg is a great addition to many meals, such is also the case with cocktails. They were once a staple of the bar; a key ingredient in many classic cocktails. At some point in history they waned in popularity, but luckily, they are beginning to make a comeback, because they add a whole new level of texture to drinks depending on which part of the egg  you use.

Before we get into the different ways to use eggs in your cocktails, a quick note on egg safety. Raw eggs run the risk of containing salmonella, a bacteria that will cause food poisoning. The chances of this happening are extremely low, but to ensure maximum protection against this very slim chance, make sure your eggs are purchased clean and uncracked, stored at a cool temperature, and if you’re really worried, opt for pasteurized eggs.

Now, into cocktails. There are a few different categories of egg cocktails: some use the whole egg, some just the yolk, and some just the white. Each gives your cocktails a slightly different body and texture. Generally speaking, a whole egg cocktail is either a “flip” or “nog”. Nogs require some sort of dairy; flips do not. An egg white cocktail is a “sour” or a “fizz”. The egg yolk cocktail is the least popular, but can still be done. The rules to these cocktails aren’t hard and fast. You can switch up which part of the egg goes in what, or take it out entirely. It’s all up to personal preference.

By now you know that The PAIR Team loves experimenting with cocktails, so when we heard it was Egg Month we jumped at the chance to try out a few eggy concoctions. We got a little ahead of ourselves this time and made a whopping six different drinks, but hey, there was a lot to experiment with! And now all the more recipes for you, as they all turned out beautiful and delicious.

Cocktails With Eggs for Egg Month

The Caramel Egg
 
This thick, sweet cocktail was reminiscent of a Caramel Cadbury Egg -- yum!
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Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 2 cl vodka
  • 2 cl Kahlua
  • 1 cl caramel sauce
  • 1 egg yolk
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well.
  2. Pour into martini glass and serve.
Notes
Optional: Rim glass with caramel sauce, but this can get messy!

Cocktails With Eggs for Egg Month
The Sweet Green
 
A salad or a cocktail? The simple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness to this green drink.
Author:
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 2 cl lime juice
  • 1 inch cucumber wedge
  • 1 tablespoon picked cilantro leaves
  • 1 cl simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
Instructions
  1. Muddle the lime juice, cucumber, and cilantro leaves in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add simple syrup and egg white.
  3. Shake well with ice.
  4. Strain and pour.
  5. Garnish with cilantro leaf.

Cocktails With Eggs for Egg Month
Rhubarb Whiskey Sour
 
The rhubarb simple syrup gives this classic whiskey sour a lovely pink hue.
Author:
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 4 cl rhubarb-infused simple syrup
  • 4 cl whiskey
  • 2 cl lime juice
  • 1 egg white
Instructions
  1. Shake with ice.
  2. Strain into mason jar.
  3. Scoop extra foam from cocktail shaker onto beverage.
  4. Garnish with lime zest

Cocktails With Eggs for Egg Month
Raspberry Tart
 
Sweet, sour, foamy, and delicious.
Author:
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 2 cl Amaro
  • 1 cl vodka
  • 1 cl lemon juice
  • ¼ cup raspberries
  • 1-2 cl simple syrup, depending on sweetness of raspberries
Instructions
  1. Shake with ice.
  2. Strain.
  3. Garnish with raspberry.

Cocktails With Eggs for Egg Month
Pin-egg Colada
 
Tastes like the tropics!
Author:
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 4 cl rum
  • 2 cl coconut cream
  • 4 cl pineapple juice
  • 1 cl lime juice
  • 1 whole egg
Instructions
  1. Shake over ice.
  2. Strain and serve.

Cocktails With Eggs for Egg Month
The Mediterranean
 
Olive oil is an unexpectedly good cocktail ingredient
Author:
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 2 cl gin
  • 1 cl olive oil
  • 1 cl simple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • dash of lemon
  • egg white
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle all ingredients but the egg white.
  2. Add egg white, shake over ice.
  3. Strain and pour.
  4. Garnish with basil.

 

Our beautiful cocktail shaker, featured in the first image, is from the Danish design company, Nuance.

Suzanna Heldring

This New York City native and University of St. Andrews graduate has spent the last few years on culinary adventures around the world to finally find herself right back home again. Most days you can find Suzanna sampling all the green juice, lattes, and craft beer the city has to offer or daydreaming over a good book.

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