No Shaking Required: A Better Way to Make Egg-White Foam for Cocktails

updated May 2, 2019
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Trying to recreate a stellar Ramos Gin Fizz she had at a bar, Megan of Not Martha found that she wasn’t able to get the deep layer of egg-white foam she was looking for by just shaking up the drink in her cocktail shaker. Instead, she experimented with repurposing a kitchen unitasker into an effective egg-white cocktail maker that turned out to be “so easy,” she says, “it felt like cheating.”

Megan used a whipped cream maker to create her Ramos Gin Fizz, a trick she heard modern bartenders use to make extra-foamy egg-white cocktails. She set up an experiment to see if using a one would result in a foamier drink than the usual cocktail shaker method, and as the photo above shows, the whipped cream maker method wins by a landslide, producing a drink topped with fluffy foam stiff enough to hold a straw straight up.

Shaking the drink in a cocktail shaker is also a real workout for your arm — two of Megan’s tries clocked in at over ten minutes — so if egg-white cocktails are in your regular rotation, it might be worth investing in a whipped cream maker for almost effortless mixing and beautiful results.

Do you have any tips for making better egg-white cocktails?

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