When you own your own chickens, you have an endless supply of eggs. Whether it’s an egg that can’t be sold because it’s cracked or too dirty or an overabundance of laying, we’re always looking for different things to do with our eggs.
By the way – we’d really love it if you’d tell all your friends about us so that we can stop using extra eggs as an excuse to eat and drink (lol!)
Brett and I were blessed enough to go on a South African Safari several years ago. And we fell in love with gin drinks as a result. There’s something quintessential about being outdoors, surrounded by beauty and animals and the perfect gin cocktail.
Prior to knowing where my eggs came from, I never felt comfortable with raw eggs in a cocktail. But now that I know our eggs are not only safe to eat but extremely fresh, I’m all about it! Here’s my take on a traditional Gin Fizz (for those of us wanting fewer calories as we head into summer!).
Ingredient #1- Farm Fresh Eggs from The FARM
You’ll need one egg white per cocktail. If you don’t want to waste the yolks, go ahead and put them in a sealed container and place them in the fridge for up to two days.
Ingredient #2 – Bulrush Gin
Bulrush Gin is a staple in our household. Bulrush is a small batch, hand-crafted gin. They only make 500 bottles at a time. It’s made right here in South Carolina and uses botanicles that are sourced from local growers, grocers, and co-ops. You can find it locally at Lexington Beverage Outlet.
Ingredient #3 – LaCroix Pure
You can use any kind of soda water (aka unsweetened carbonated water). But, we’re partial to LaCroix. Club Soda is not the same thing.
Ingredient #4 – Lemon or Lime (juiced + twist for garnish)
This ingredient is pretty simple. You’ll use both the juice of the fruit and the rind as a twist. If you don’t know how to create a citrus twist, a quick google search can provide easy instructions. It not only dresses up the cocktail, but it also adds flavor.
Ingredient #5 – Maple Syrup (Optional)
If you like your cocktails a little sweeter and aren’t worried about the calories, then add some maple syrup to your Gin Fizz. You can also make a simple syrup, but let’s be real – who has time for that?
- Place 1 – 2 shots of Gin (depending on how strong you like your cocktail), juice of 1 lemon or lime, egg white, and maple syrup (if using) in cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 15 – 30 seconds.
- Fill the shaker with ice and shake until cold
- Strain the drink into a rocks glass and top with LaCroix
- Garnish with lemon or lime twist