Egg whites can be used as a binding agent which creates a frothy, beautiful head and velvety texture. To add a layering effect, it is good to shake up a separate element of a cocktail that can float on top for aesthetic purposes and flavor-layering.
Be careful when making cocktails at home, the FDA still does not approve working with raw egg whites because even though it is unlikely, salmonella is a serious issue. Make sure you store your eggs properly and to be safe, use fresh organic eggs when choosing the right product for your cocktail.
Bitters, used by the dash, is just enough to add flare to your cocktails. It is a common bar ingredient and nowadays many places are using different flavors aside from the traditional angostura.
Here's an egg white cocktail recipe we made, just for you, that is perfect for dessert time.
The Bittersweet Tale:
2 oz Wild Turkey 81
1/2 oz Ver jus
1/2oz Mint Simple Syrup (Simple Syrup steeped with fresh mint and creme de menthe)
Splash of Casis
Splash of Baileys
1 egg white
2 dashes of Chocolate Mole Bitters
Shaven chocolate as garnish
Shake all ingredients together vigorously with ice. Double strain into a martini glass. Top off with a dust of shaven chocolate.