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 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!