my signature cocktail: The Doozy

January 8, 2011 § 3 Comments

Learning more about cocktails was a fun first project and it’s been great to see how much it’s possible to learn in one week.

The greatest resource has been the local bartenders I talked with.  Asking a (good) bartender to help create something that fits you is like going into a salon and telling them to do whatever they think would look good with your hair.  They love it and it was fun to get to know people through exploring different flavor profiles.

Thanks to Noah, Dan, Bryan and Adam for their help!

So after much exploration and lots of cocktails, here is my signature cocktail! I’m calling it the Doozy. It’s more potent than it appears. It’s a great alternative to jack & gingers as well as lemon drop martinis.  I think it’s a pretty refreshing drink all in all.

2 oz. rye whiskey (most bartenders agree Rittenhouse is the way to go – Leopold Brothers also has a new maryland rye whiskey out)
1 0z. domaine de canton
1 0z. ginger simple syrup
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 T minced ginger
5 dashes orange bitters
1 egg white
lemon zest
ginger slice garnish

fill cocktail glass with ice.  muddle orange bitters with minced ginger in shaker glass. add whiskey, domaine de canton, ginger simple syrup, lemon juice and egg white to shaker.  shake for 10 seconds.  add ice from glass to shaker and shake an additional 10-20 seconds.  egg whites need to be shaken thoroughly.  strain into cold glass.  squeeze lemon zest on top and add ginger slice as garnish.

the beautiful glass is compliments of my husband, John.

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