The Egg White Walker
*Winter is over. Summer is coming. Spring is here. I tend to keep myself pretty far removed from popular culture, but even I am anxiously awaiting the final season of Game of Thrones this spring, and this cozy cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to a Sunday-night couch session.
It’s a silky, refreshing gin fizz cocktail that is herbaceous, slightly sour, and laced with a peppery, CBD-rich turmeric oil. I opted for my good friend Ashlae Warner’s SUPERGOOD turmeric CBD oil, which pairs perfectly with the chamomile gin and citrus notes.
For lighter-style cocktails, I prefer to use CBD tinctures, as they dissolve easily in most liquids. To properly integrate oils into drinks, as in this one, there needs to be a fatty medium such as egg white or cream.*
Egg White Walker Recipe
yield: 1 cocktail
1 oz gin, preferably Watershed Distillery’s “Guild,” a chamomile-infused gin
½ oz Suze bitter apéritif
¾ oz freshly-squeezed Meyer lemon juice
1 oz honey-thyme syrup
1 egg white
1⁄8 teaspoon SUPERGOOD CBD-rich turmeric oil
1. In a mixing tin, combine the gin, Suze, Meyer lemon juice, honey-thyme syrup, egg white, and CBD oil.
2. Shake ingredients well, without ice, for at least 20 seconds, in order to incorporate the oil and fully whip the egg white.
3. Add ice and shake for another 10 seconds.
4. Double-strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a dehydrated lemon slice.
yield: 1 cup
½ cup local honey
½ cup water
1 sprig fresh thyme
1. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil and then remove from heat.
2. Stir in the honey and add the sprig of thyme. Let the thyme infuse as the mixture returns to room temperature.
3. Strain off the thyme. Store the syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Want a CBD cocktail without the alcohol? Make it spirit-free by leaving out the gin and Suze. Substitute 1½ ounces Seedlip Grove — a distilled, botanically driven, citrus-forward, alcohol-free spirit. Keep the other parts of the recipe the same.
Can’t find Meyer lemons? You can easily substitute regular lemon juice, but you might need to increase the amount of honey syrup for balance, as regular lemons are more acidic.
Can’t find Suze bitter apéritif? Leave it out and increase the amount of gin to 1½ ounces. The resulting cocktail will still be delicious, albeit a little less complex. If you have aromatic bitters on hand, however, simply add a couple dashes to obtain a similar bitter note.
For a vegan drink, substitute aquafaba for the egg white.