Recipe

Aperol Flip

by Dan Souza

I’m a sucker for drinks with Aperol, the Italian aperitif that features a beguiling mix of the flavors of sweet and bitter oranges, bitter roots and herbs, and a touch of rhubarb. It often reminds me of the flavor of grapefruit, minus the acidity. Here I add acid with lemon juice, give the drink a base of aromatic gin, and most importantly, turn it creamy and smooth with the addition of a frozen egg white. You can use a fresh egg white too, but this is hands down my favorite way to use up extra whites leftover from making custard ice cream or Runny Yolk Sauce

Yield
Makes 1 drink
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Ingredients
38 g gin
frozen egg white cube (about 30 grams)
23 g Aperol
20 g lemon juice
6 g granulated sugar
3 dashes orange bitters
0.2 g kosher salt
160 g ice cubes
1½ fluid ounces (3 tablespoons) gin
1  frozen egg white cube (about 1 ounce)
¾ fluid ounce (4 teaspoons) lemon juice
½ fluid ounce (1 tablespoon) Aperol
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
3 dashes orange bitters
pinch  kosher salt
1 cup ice cubes
Instructions
    • 38 g gin 
    • 1 frozen egg white cube (about 30 grams) 
    • 23 g Aperol 
    • 20 g lemon juice 
    • 6 g granulated sugar 
    • 3 dashes orange bitters 
    • 0.2 g kosher salt
    Combine gin, egg white, Aperol, lemon juice, sugar, bitters, and salt in cocktail shaker and vigorously shake until egg white has melted and drink is very foamy, 60 to 90 seconds.
    • 160 g ice cubes
    Add ice to cocktail shaker and vigorously shake for 30 seconds. Strain into chilled coupe or rocks glass and serve.
Instructions
    • 1½ fluid ounces (3 tablespoons) gin 
    • 1 frozen egg white cube (about 1 ounce) 
    • ¾ fluid ounce (4 teaspoons) lemon juice 
    • ½ fluid ounce (1 tablespoon) Aperol 
    • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 
    • 3 dashes orange bitters 
    • Pinch kosher salt
    Combine gin, egg white, lemon juice, Aperol, sugar, bitters, and salt in cocktail shaker and vigorously shake until egg white has melted and drink is very foamy, 60 to 90 seconds.
    • 1 cup ice cubes
    Add ice to cocktail shaker and vigorously shake for 30 seconds. Strain into chilled coupe or rocks glass and serve.
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