Updated: Jun 18, 2022
photo: Mark Shelton @marka.shelton
My dad had a few mainstay cocktail party drinks, and this was his go to in the 60s and 70s, served at gatherings where the Huntsville engineers and their families socialized. I experienced it, and remember fondly witnessing people that worked together also opening up their homes, sharing food and drink, sharing their families. As a community, we grieved together, we celebrated together... and here is that beautiful piece of humanity symbolized in a cocktail. Life is not bad. xxxooo
Here's my video on how to prepare the cocktail!
Prep Time: 2 minutes Yield: One cocktail
2 ounces bourbon whiskey
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2-1 ounce simple syrup (depending on how sweet vs. sour you want the cocktail)
1 ounce egg white (or 1 tablespoon Aquafaba, chickpea juice)
Combine all ingredients in mixing shaker, and dry shake for a few seconds. Add ice to shaker and shake for 20-30 seconds. Strain straight up into coupe or rocks glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry for a nice 60s vibe.
Tip: Find coupe glasses at thrift stores. Those featured above were 15 cents a piece!