101 Best New Cocktails: Myrrah’s Passion by Lindsay Laubenstein, Enoteca Emilia, Cincinnati, OH

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, August 4th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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Myrrah’s PassionMyrrahs Passion

Adapted from a recipe by Lindsay Laubenstein, Enoteca Emilia, Cincinnati, OH

37.5 ml (1.25 oz) Buffalo Trace bourbon

15 ml (.5 oz)  crème de violette

22.5 ml (.75 oz) fresh lemon juice

7.5 ml (.25 oz) simple syrup (made at 2:1 sugar/water ratio)

egg-white foam*

2 dashes Aphrodite Bitters, as an aromatic garnish

Shake the bourbon, crème de violette, lemon juice, and simple syrup over ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Top with egg white foam and the Aphrodite Bitters.

*Egg-white Foam:

In a clean shaker, dry shake an egg white until a bit frothy.  Add 1/2 tsp granulated or superfine sugar to shaker and continue to dry shake until desired density is achieved.

gaz sez:   Aphrodite Bitters, by the by, are a “unique, hand-crafted cocktail ingredient” from Dr. Adam Elmegirab which take their name from the Greek goddess of sexuality and love.   According to Adam, “The finest chocolate, cocoa nibs, ginger root, red chilli, Arabica coffee and ginseng are compounded to create a complex flavour profile with each botanical playing off and enhancing one another, when these bitters are made.  No matter what Adam says, though, take it from me that these bitters work perfectly as an aromatic garnish.  And I’m a sucker for a good aromatic garnish.

Beneath the garnish, though, you’ll find an intriguing cocktail wherein the Buffalo Trace is itching to play around with the crème de violette, and he succeeds, too, but the lemon juice and simple syrup are in the glass, too, so the whiskey reigns himself in a little to give them some space.  Great compromise.

2 Responses to “101 Best New Cocktails: Myrrah’s Passion by Lindsay Laubenstein, Enoteca Emilia, Cincinnati, OH”

  1. […] Want to try her drink?  Check out Gaz Regan’s site for the recipe. […]

  2. Wonderful recognition! Thank you, Gaz. More on Lindsay, including two of her favorite seasonal drink recipes. http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/article-28378-local_mixologist_makes_waves_in_cocktail_culture.html

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