A Well Earned Reprieve

1 oz Gin, Citadelle
1   Egg white
1 oz Ginger liqueur, Domaine de Canton
34 oz Cynar
34 oz Lemon juice
2 ds Grapefruit bitters, Bitter Truth Grapefruit
3 dr Bitters, Angostura (as garnish)
Dry shake all ingredients except the Angostura. Add ice and shake again until cold. Double strain into a coupe glass. Add three drops of Angostura on top and swirl into the foam with a straw of bar spoon creating a spiral on top.
The Angostura doesn't really add to the flavor of the drink but it does add a pleasant aroma and the spiral adds eye appeal. This exemplifies my favorite style of drink. A perfect balance of sweet, sour, and bitter. Also I love the texture of egg white paired with the bitterness of the Cynar.
I created this drink at the Grand Trunk Pub in Detroit. I entered it in the Domaine de Canton cocktail competition but they apparently didn't find it as appealing as I do. This is what I want to drink at the end of a long week, hence the name.
From other users
  • Very good. Not too sweet. — ☆☆☆☆
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Zachary Pearson's picture

Good catch, fixed. I know

Good catch, fixed. I know that some people put garnishes in instructions and some put them in the body of the drink marked "as garnish". I tend to prefer putting them in the ingredient list.