Easter weekend is nearly upon us and we're certainly looking forward to indulging in some feasting! But what to go with all those chocolate eggs...? Gin and egg cocktails of course!
You may think that gin and egg is not most obvious combination, but eggs are in fact a classic cocktail ingredient that give drinks a gorgeous, light, fluffy texture. So why not give these five recipes whirl - we're sure you'll think they're truly egg-cellent, cheers!
Shortcross Gin co-founder Fiona loves this creation by Sarah Harrison of Neill’s Hill, Belfast
50 ml Shortcross Wild Clover Gin
25 ml Triple Sec
25 ml Lemon Juice
Star Anise garnish
Mix the ingredients in a shaker which is half full of ice. Strain and serve in a sugar-rimmed glass. Garnish with star anise.
This smooth, foamy, luxurious concoction from The Gin Queen is perfect for a relaxing Bank Holiday.
60 ml Old Tom Gin OR London Dry Gin
15 ml Simple Syrup (30 ml if you are using a Dry Gin)
1 whole egg
15 ml double cream
Finely grated nutmeg for garnish
Dry shake all of the ingredients for 20 seconds until everything is blended well. Add ice and continue to shake until the outside of the shaker is cold.
Strain into a coupe glass and finely grate nutmeg over the top.
Created for us by our March Gin Joint of the Month, Harbour Gin Bar in Portrush and named in homage to the Game of Thrones TV series, which is filmed in the region.
35 ml Shortcross Wild Clover Gin
12.5 ml Lime
12.5 ml Lemon
30 ml Sugar
35 ml Double Cream
20 ml of Egg white
2 dashes of orange bitters
Vigorously shake all the ingredients with ice for as long as you can – at least a couple of minutes if you can manage it! Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with orange peel.
A deliciously frothy classic - the trick is in the shaking...as much as you can manage!
30 ml Soda water
60 ml Gin
30 ml Lemon juice
20 ml Simple syrup
1 Egg white
Add the soda water to a Collins glass and set aside. Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and shake without ice for about 10 seconds. Add 3 or 4 ice cubes and shake very well. Double-strain into the prepared glass.
Wild Clover Club
Our Members' exclusive limited-edition Shortcross Wild Clover Gin lends itself perfectly to this classic recipe from Alex Boyle of Molly’s Yard, Belfast...plus, for an extra Easter treat, check out this cheesecake version!
60ml Shortcross Wild Clover Gin
30ml Lemon juice
1 Egg White
7.5ml Raspberry Liqueur
Shake well and strain into a Champagne Coupe.