“…My charge to you all is to document your (least) favorite drink that is the proverbial thorn in your side. It can be virtually anything stylistically - The point here is to have fun and share that little ticket item that throws you off your cleaning game 10 minutes before last call!”
Now, for many bartenders, I can think of any number of drinks that may quickly become thorns in the side, especially 10 minutes before closing. In fact, I often feel bad when I walk into Starbucks a few minutes before closing and I know that they have already cleaned up the espresso machine. But for myself I don’t think that there really are any drinks that I would classify as a pain in my ass. Part of my joy in mixing drinks is the effort that I put into it. Just as I appreciate a meal that takes me a couple of hours to prepare, I appreciate drinks that take that little bit of extra effort. So I present the Rubus Fizz, a drink containing both cream and egg white. A variation on the Ramos Gin Fizz, this drink requires an extraordinary amount of shaking.
The Rubus Fizz
2 oz Dry Fly Gin
.75 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
8 Mint Leaves
1 oz Egg White
2 dashes Vanilla
2 oz Heavy Cream
Muddle Mint and Raspberries in mixing glass.
Add remaining ingredients and dry shake to emulsify.
Fill shaker with ice and shake for a good couple of minutes.
Strain into wine glass or champagne flute and top with a splash of soda.
Garnish with a sprig of mint.