The Story Behind The Strawberry Mezcal Flip
This week, I wanted to create a cocktail with some real body to it. I love to combine earthy spirits with strawberries and tequila. The earthy, smoky notes from espadin mezcal are the perfect accompaniment to the slightly acidic but very sweet strawberries. To balance the cocktail, we needed a little citrus. Although nothing says Mexico like a little lime, we opted instead for grapefruit to give it that little extra flavor kick. Then we had to find something unique to make this cocktail really distinctive. Amaro is our new go-to for cocktails that are missing that little extra oomph. It's such a versatile liqueur and can add so much to an otherwise ordinary cocktail.
It's taken some time to educate friends and family on egg white cocktails. Naturally, I now have to step it up and show them that the yolk can also be utilized in cocktails, so I decided to make this cocktail a flip. Adding in the whole egg takes it to the next level, with an extremely smooth, creamy texture, and that froth on top makes you want to get a spoon and savor every bit.