Remember in my post about Game of Thrones ribs, I mentioned wanting to have a theme for last season's premiere? Well, what good is a themed dinner without a themed cocktail? I searched high and low for a cocktail that was pretty, had a cool name, and didn't need a million specialty ingredients.
Lo and behold, I came across a list of themed cocktails on my favorite website: Betches. While that link has other cocktails besides the White Walker, you'll notice that the others require those million specialty ingredients I mentioned and 100% did not feel up to searching for. The White Walker had ingredients I basically already had at home, except I made one small change...
I searched for the gin the Betches mentioned, but just couldn't find it anywhere. Since it's really only needed for that icy blue color to match the eyes of White Walkers, I thought I'd add a splash of Blue Curacao instead. The flavor is citrusy, which I thought went well with the drink since it has lemon and triple sec already. Mini bottles are 99¢ at most package stores, and unless you are super into Hawaiian punch bowl drinks, I doubt you'll ever need to buy a whole huge bottle of it.
So we're using 2 oz. gin, literally a splash of Blue Curacao, 1/4 oz. triple sec, 1/2 oz. lemon juice (use fresh if you have it, I forgot to get lemons at the grocery store), and 1 (tbsp) egg white.
Start with 2 oz. gin...umm there's a lot of ice in the shaker.
I've also used vodka with this and it's just as good. So if you're not a gin drinker, use vodka instead!
Add a drop of Blue Curacao. And yes, I know the rubber lip of my shaker is wonky. My birthday is coming up, it's on my list.
Add 1/4 oz. triple sec. A full 1/2 oz. is a little too sweet for my taste, but feel free to add the full 1/2 oz. if you like your drinks a little sweeter.
Add 1/2 oz. lemon juice.
Add 1/2 oz. / 1 tbsp egg white.
Place the other cup on the shaker and shake 50 times to get the egg white super frothy and the drink nice and icy cold.
Voila! Icy blue, slightly sweet, frothy and tangy. This is almost like a palette cleanser, it's so light and refreshing.
Make one of these and sip on it while you re-watch last night's episode of Game of Thrones.
Here's the recipe!
Food that maximizes flavor and minimizes effort and time.