behind the bar: spoon fork bacon’s honey-rum fizz


For the last Behind the Bar of the year we couldn’t think of a more energetic team than the women behind the great food and drink site Spoon Fork Bacon.  L.A.-based food and interiors photographer Teri Lyn Fisher and food stylist Jenny Park have gone all out today with their Honey-Rum Fizz, a great cocktail with a surprise ingredient.  You can test while you prepare Christmas dinner and then roll it out in full force for New Year’s Eve.   If you’re looking for drink ideas for your upcoming entertaining, be sure to check out our Behind the Bar archives. – Kristina

*Editor’s note: Kristina will taking the helm of our bar column while Ryan and Alyssa take a much needed break. Stay tuned for their return in 2012 :) -Grace

The full recipe is after the jump…

 

Honey-Rum Fizz
Makes 2

Ingredients:

  • ½ bunch mint leaves
  • ½ lime cut into wedges
  • 6 ounces gold rum
  • 3 ounces honey
  • 1 ½ limes zested and juiced
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups of tonic water

 

Methodology
Divide and muddle mint leaves into each glass, with a lime wedge or two, and set aside.  Place rum, honey, lime zest and juice into a shaker with ice and shake together.  Add the egg whites and continue to shake until the mixture becomes frothy.  Pour mixture into the prepared glasses. Add the tonic. Then top each glass off with any remaining froth and serve.

What makes this cocktail special?

Egg whites in a cocktail. We thought it was weird the first time we had them, but it turned our to be an awesome layer of texture and makes a beautiful drink.  Once the egg white gets shaken, it unravels and transforms into a beautiful fluffy bed of foam. This is the reason we love this drink. We added honey for a hint of sweetness, and mint for freshness.

 

 

 

K

I love all drinks with egg white in them. I tell myself it’s healthy. It is, isn’t it?

Jessica

Ever since I read “The Mortdecai Trilogy” I’ve had an affection for cocktails made with egg whites. (In the books Charlie Mortdecai drinks dozens—if not hundreds—of Pink Ladys.) I can’t wait to try this rummy drink. Thanks!

Nicole

I love these glasses, does anyone know where to buy these or similar looking ones?

Jenny Park

Hi KT! The fizz is from the egg whites!! Well, I guess then it’s more like “froth”… Don’t worry, it’ll still make your nose tickle ;)

Cococo

I’m confused too, (like KT) I see a bottle of what looks like fizzy water in the photos but no mention in the recipe? 6 oz of rum, a little lime juice and eggwhites devided by 2 does not equal a tumbler. I’m still eager to give it a try, but it just seems something got left out.

Jenny Park

We’re working on changing it now, sorry folks! We don’t add the tonic to the tumbler, just top the glasses off at the end to maximize the bubbling action ….. But please feel free to pour it into a tumbler and shake away ( if you add it to the tumbler, I would do so before the egg whites are added)

Jennifer H.

I have that same Foley juicer and I love it! Glad to see there are others out there.

Erin

Oooo. It’s like a version of a mojito. I bet my husband would love this. Can’t wait to give it a try!

Jarome

I bet my crazy friends would love this mix with our bonding moments. I love it! :)

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