Crimson and Clover

Andrew Bohrer | Seattle, WA

The Gin Sour is the most basic of cocktail blueprints. With a base of herbaceous gin mingled with lemon juice and sugar, it’s a sweet-tart classic well suited to warm-weather months. Add an egg white and/or soda and it becomes a cooling, spritzy Gin Fizz. Andrew Bohrer’s red-violet, fizz-inspired cocktail, the Crimson and Clover, contains an added layer for the winter season equivalent to a mulled wine snowsuit. By reducing aromatic, spice-infused mulled wine (see recipe for the Smoking Bishop) and adding an equal amount of sugar, this brawny syrup is smoothed over with the addition of silky, creamy egg white.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce mulled wine syrup (see Editor's Note below)
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 egg white

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake without ice.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.
Editor's Note

Reduce 1/2 a cup of mulled wine by half and then dissolve 1/4 cup of sugar into the reduction.

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