July 3, 2014 – The Republic Steakhouse
Morning Glory Fizz
3/4 to 1 oz. lemon juice
1/4 to 3/4 oz. sugar syrup
1 egg white
1 barspoon powdered sugar
1 1/2 oz. Scotch
Shake first six ingredients well over ice in shaker. Strain into a collins glass over ice cubes and fill with soda.
The Glenlivet 12 year Scotch. A really lovely drink. I continue to be enamored of fizzes (drinks vigorously shaken with egg white and powdered sugar). The silky texture of the “meringue” on top is very pleasant. The Glenlivet was not overly peaty or smokey but had enough character to stand out. The tiny bit of Pernod was not noticeable as its usual licorice punch, but it gave a nice depth that wasn’t really herbal, but definitely welcome.This one was the runner-up of the night.
Pernod Anise is the brand name of a type of liqueur called a pastis made by the Pernod Ricard company. After the banning of absinthe in 1915, Pernod Ricard was created from the Pernod Fils company, which had produced absinthe, and is now a worldwide conglomerate that owns such well known brands as Absolut vodka, Chivas Regal blended Scotch, Jameson Irish whisky, Kahlua coffee liqueur, and Beefeater’s gin.
À la vôtre! (French)