In the Pink
Relish this rosy drink
’Tis the month for pink and red everything, and if you’re looking for a rosy-hued cocktail, you can’t go wrong with the Fox. Made with bourbon, Campari, fruit juice and a drizzle of maple syrup, it’s a sublime, sweet-tart froth, as gorgeous as it is delicious. The secret to unifying the drink’s disparate ingredients, says 43 North bartender Michael Wreath, is throwing an egg white into the mix.
“Without the egg, the drink won’t be as well blended,” he says. “It’ll taste more like booze.”
And it won’t be as authentic. After all, the Fox is a riff on a bourbon flip, which traditionally includes eggs. Flips date back to at least the seventeenth century, when they were served hot. Tavern keepers mixed together rum, beer, sugar and eggs and then dunked a red-hot “flip iron” into the brew.
Best leave that to the professionals, though, and drink your flips cold—and pink.
RECIPE: The Fox
3 oz bourbon
1/2 oz Campari
1/2 oz each orange juice, cranberry juice, and maple syrup
1/4 oz lemon juice
1 1/2 egg whites
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker without ice. Shake vigorously to ensure the egg white is well incorporated. Add a little ice, shake again; strain into a martini glass. Sprinkle salt on top.
Recipe courtesy of 43 North, 108 King St., 255-4343, 43north.biz
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