Fall is settling in, and we all need to adjust. As the leaves turn red and orange, our foods get a little heartier, our drinks darker, and our moods quieter.
To lighten things up and celebrate the cool, beautiful days, here’s a drink that walks a brilliant fine line between light and heavy, airy and substantial. Call it a gin sour, call it a Fall Gin Froth, whatever you call it, you’ll call it delicious.
Fall Gin Froth (makes 12 servings)
2 ¼ cups London Dry Gin
1 cup fresh lemon juice
¾ Grand Marnier or similar orange liqueur
4 large egg whites
12 teaspoons orange marmalade
Combine the gin, lemon juice, and orange liqueur and chill.
Mix the egg whites in a small jar and chill until cold.
With these prepared ingredients, you will be ready to mix your drinks.
In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 ½ oz. gin mixture, ½ oz. egg white, and a teaspoon of marmalade.
Shake until the mixture is frothy (about one minute.
Fill the shaker with ice and shake until the outside is frosty.
Finally, strain your beautiful drink into a glass and enjoy with your guests.
This is a sophisticated, delicious drink that will not be overly sweet.