Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Sherry and Egg

1 egg

Ingredient: egg

What it is:  Additive
Bird eggs are a common food and one of the most versatile ingredients used in cooking and have long been used in drinks. Usually used to add consistency and foam, egg whites and yolks are usually separated with "silver" indicating the white and "golden" the yolk. Modern chicken eggs are much larger, so use the smallest ones available.

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sherry wine

Ingredient: sherry wine

What it is:  Sherry
Fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the town of Jerez, Spain. In Spanish, it is called vino de Jerez. Typically dry, "fino" sherry when only the generic name is used.

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(Use a Whiskey glass.)

In preparing the above drink, place a small portion of Sherry wine into the glass, barely enough to cover the bottom, to prevent the egg, from sticking to the glass, then break an ice cold egg into it, hand this out to the customer and also the bottle of Sherry wine to help himself.

It is always proper to ask the customer whether he wishes the yolk only or the entire egg.