alternative to egg white in cocktails: introduction.
Hello there! we have talked about eggs in cocktail in this blog previously with our links to the egg nog and plant based milk.
We still talk about Egg, but egg white in cocktails today! the thick proteins that once shaken add a nice and creamy foam on the finished cocktail. Oh dear wait a minute!!! what if I am on a vegan diet? or worse… I don’ want eggs in my cocktail! It is time to check out for something different!
Egg white, do you hate it … or you love it?
In several occasions I had to deal with guests at the bar that were not that excited of trying a cocktail that would call for an unusual ingredient such as “egg white” ; people wouldn’t pay attention to the real reason of why using such an uncommon ingredient in the world of drinks, something that is way more popular in kitchen, especially in pastry!
Some other folks just really love it! I remember once … an American chap saying: << A gin sour without egg white and without my smooth foam is just time and money wasted>>.
<<Just as in a mousse or meringue, drinks that call for an egg white also include citrus juice and some sort of sugar syrup along with the liquor and egg. Agitating this mixture creates luxurious foam.>> (as mentions mental floss).
The Aquafaba: vegan alternative to egg white in cocktails.
- 50 ml Bourbon whiskey
- 25 ml lemon juice, fresh
- 5 ml sugar simple syrup
- 15 ml aquafaba from tinned beans
garnish: we have picked violet edible flowers
Lovers of vegan remedies, lovers of healthy solutions, lovers of creativity and innovations, allergic or egg- intolerant; we have an answer for each of you!
This cocktail features one of the cheapest and most accessible replacement you can find on any groceries shop, any local market, and it’s absolutely natural.
As mentioned by “the vegan society” using juice straight from the can is the easiest method, though slowly cooking dried beans in water for a few hours until the water turns to aquafaba will give you similar results. Even water from packaged tofu and peas is aquafaba!