Some days you gotta make what you have on hand. There was an unfortunate purchase of an extremely large bag of lemons and limes, I dehydrated many for garnishes, but as a result, I've got lots of sours to make.
I read about a new technique to create a fruit simple syrup and wanted to try that as well. Instead of heating the fruit and letting it steep in a warm simple syrup on the stove, I sliced up fresh strawberries, covered them in sugar, muddled them a bit and left them in the fridge over night. One cheesecloth strain later and I've got a lovely, fresh-strawberry-tasting cocktail.
2 oz Angel's Envy
3/4 oz lemon juice
1 oz strawberry syrup
10 drops grapefruit bitters
1 egg white
Dried lemon for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a shaker without ice. Dry shake for 30 seconds to work up that foam. Add ice and shake until well-chilled. Double strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with a dried lemon wheel.
Heather Wibbels is a cocktail enthusiast who spends her time thinking about cocktails, researching cocktails and making cocktails. Mostly whiskey cocktails, given her Kentucky location.