Tuesday, March 13, 2018

educated lady

1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin (Beefeater)
3/4 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Cointreau
1 bsp Absinthe (Kübler)
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a few drops of Angostura Bitters.

Two Tuesdays ago, I spied an interesting egg white drink on the BarNotes app called the Educated lady that was described as a "churched-up White Lady" by creator Jared Almeria of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Added to the classic was Cynar and a dash of absinthe, and the presence of the former ingredient reminded me of the egg-free Giuseppe's Lady. After having tinkered with the classic formula recently with the Silver Lady and usually down for a Cynar drink, I gave this one a go.
The Educated Lady welcomed the nose with orange, anise, and clove notes. Next, a creamy lemon and orange sip led into a gin and bitter-herbal orange swallow with an anise and lemon finish. Overall, the Cynar amaro helped to take things in a more earthy direction, and the absinthe added some welcomed spice to the mix.

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