3/4 oz Orange Juice
3/4 oz Lime Juice
1 Egg White
Shake once without ice, add ice, and shake again. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with 5 drops of orange bitters.
For Thursday Drink Night on Mixoloseum, the theme was "orange and lime," and participants crafted cocktails out of one or both of these juices in a wide variety of styles. For a drink idea, I decided to make a riff on the St. Germain that appears in the Café Royal Cocktail Book. The St. Germain pre-dates the elderflower liqueur of the same name by over 70 years, and it features a healthy slug of green Chartreuse that helped it get its name. The name is a reference to the Comte de St. Germain who claimed to have created the Elixir of Life; Chartreuse was referred to as an elixir of life as well, although the two elixirs were unrelated until the creation of this recipe. In my variation, I swapped the original's green Chartreuse, grapefruit, lemon, and mint garnish for yellow Chartreuse, orange, lime, and orange bitters garnish but kept the egg white Sour base the same. For a name, I went with Milord Gower who was a Parisian comedian that made making fun of St. Germain's grand claims and far-fetched stories a large part of his act.