If you’re like us in the long, gray winters of Wisconsin, you have to remind yourself how great summers are every once in a while. One way to do that? A great summery cocktail on a gray winter day. Mike Holmes of the Wickman House has whipped up a great one for us – the Berry Fizz. Get mixing and dreaming of summer!
Berry Fizz Ingredients
2 oz gin
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1 egg white
Start by muddling the berries in pint glass, then add gin, simple syrup, lime juice, and lemon juice. Fill pint glass with ice and cup with shaker. You’ll want to shake this vigorously, as you’ll be making a smoothie out of this combination of fresh berries, juice and gin.
Once well-shaken, use a hawthorne strainer to strain the mixture into a tall glass, removing the pulp from the berry mix. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl (we use a copper bowl, but you can use any bowl you like) separate the egg white from the yolk into the bowl. With a whisk, whip the egg white vigorously until it froths into a meringue texture.
Add a splash of soda water to your berry mix, then top with the egg white, a berry for garnish, and if you like, spoon a little of the berry pulp onto the white for color.
Then drink up and remember summer days at the beach!