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Fancy Drops on a Sour
HOW TO // Feb 7, 2020
If you've taken the time to shake an eggwhite or aquafaba cocktail well and you want to dress up the top of the cocktail, try this trick to add some decoration to the top of the drink.
Using dark bitters, place an odd number of drops on the drink. In this example, I put 5 drops in a circle. Using a toothpick or skewer, lightly run the tip through the dot in a fluid motion. In this case, I ran the skewer through the top in a circular motion to get the pattern above.
That's it. It's not rocket science, and in this case, since the drops were large and a little irregular, I have a pattern that looks something like a starfish.
Please note that this won't work with all bitters. If you're working with bitters that are lighter in color, you won't be able to see anything from the application of the bitters to the foam. However, you will still get the aroma and taste from it, just not the cool patterning effect on the foam.
Heather Wibbels is a whiskey enthusiast (Executive Bourbon Steward, no less) with a passion for cocktails. She loves researching cocktails, making cocktails and drinking cocktails. Mostly whiskey cocktails, given her Kentucky location. For more information about her favorite whiskey group, head over to Bourbon Women and join the women's whiskey revolution!