Los Angeles Cocktail

Los Angeles Cocktail

Los Angeles Cocktail⠀

Juice of 1/2 Lemon⠀
1 Tsp Powdered Sugar⠀
1 Egg⠀
1/4 Tsp Italian Vermouth⠀
1 1/2 oz. Bourbon Whiskey or Rye⠀@bulleit
Shake well with cracked Ice and strain into 4 oz. Cocktail glass.⠀

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I braved my very first egg cocktail.⠀
And like my first year in Los Angeles, it didn’t really wow me.⠀
I’m not sure what happened but there wasn’t much flavor in this cocktail.⠀
I was really nervous about the raw egg, but wasn’t the problem.⠀
The egg provided a nice creamy consistency…but the cocktail itself still just tasted watered down.⠀
Initial disappointment hasn’t completely deterred me from egg cocktails, but I do hope the next ones taste better.⠀

Sphinx Cocktail

Sphinx Cocktail

Sphinx Cocktail

1 1/2 oz. Dry Gin

1/4 oz. Italian Vermouth

1/4 oz. French Vermouth

 

Shake well and strain into 3 oz. Cocktail glass.

Serve with slice of Lemon on top.

 

The inaugural first drink post!

I made this cocktail with @sipsmith Gin and it was delicious!
Light and refreshing it’s a great summer drink.
But as I found out early on in the process of making all of these drinks, the Gin you use is very important.
It could make or break a cocktail.
So after a couple trial and errors (all in the name of science!) I found Sipsmith Gin was one of the better options.
Also the size of the glass matters very much.

I’m not sure I could drink a 10 oz. version of the cocktail.
The cocktail glasses these days have become very large which is probably why the martinis have become sweeter.
The small cocktail glass in this case helps the drink stay cold and allow you to have a pre-dinner cocktail without making you too tipsy.

I highly recommend it before the winter comes!