10 Frothy, Delicious Egg White Cocktails to Try
Eggs are famously versatile for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—they're even delicious in cocktails. Egg whites bring structure, viscosity, and smoothness to any cocktail. Switch up the tempo by whipping up an egg white cocktail and prepare for a taste of frothy goodness.
Jasmine Gin Fizz
Aster Family Sour
The main ingredient in the herbal Italian liqueur Cynar is artichoke, a member of the aster family. Zane Harris uses Cynar as the base for this delicious bittersweet sour.
With coffee soda, cinnamon and a frothy head of egg white, Burnside Fizz simulates the appearance of a cappuccino. Beverage Director, Caitlin Laman said, "It's fun and light and meant to be drunk quickly. It's also really good when you make it with mezcal."
Aviation Blush Sour
Bartender and mixologist, Charlotte Voisey loves sour marasca cherries. "They bring such a complex richness to a cocktail, as well as great color," she says. She uses them three ways—muddled, in liqueur form, and as a simple garnish—in this creamy riff on the Aviation made with crème de violette.
Citrus is the name and cocktail is the game with this mixed concoction of apricot brandy, fresh lemon juice, and a cherry on top. This recipe calls for a whole egg rather than just an egg white.
"Cynar is so distinctively Italian," says Francesco Lafranconi about the bitter artichoke liqueur. "It has a very pleasing burnt-sugar, earthy, bittersweet flavor."
Maguey is part of the agave family. Roasting the heart of the plant in an earthen pit (as opposed to steaming or baking it, which is done for tequila) is what gives Mezcal its smoky flavor.
New York Sour
The perfect balance of fruity red wine and smoky-sweet bourbon, the New York Sour cocktail is a classic for a reason. Be sure to pour the wine slowly over the back of the spoon to create the perfect float. If you're feeling adventurous, add an egg white to the shaker for a thicker viscosity.
The Rabbit Gin Sour
This Rabbit Gin Sour is shaken, not stirred. It creates an irresistible frothy finish from shaken egg whites. It's tangy, refreshing and will have you begging for another round.
Concord Grape Gin Fizz
This vibrant purple cocktail—made with Concord grapes, gin, port, and lemon—is frothy, fruity, and refreshing.