I’m totally a cocktail snob. Although I’m honestly not that big of a drinker, nothing feeds my soul quite like an artfully crafted beverage. I’ll regularly pass on clubs or rowdy bars, but give me a hipster or bougie cocktail at a swanky joint any day. Reg and I have lots of favorite places in the East Bay we go, but one of our new favorite spots is Honor Bar in Emeryville. First of all, their food is incredible. Although the dishes feels seriously high class, the plates are only around $7-$15. My favorites include the beef bone marrow brûlée (drool) and the bourbon maple chicken lollipops, which are confit chicken legs that are then deep fried and served with tomato bacon jam and a bourbon maple glaze. It’s nuts.
But I digress. In addition to making the best fried chicken I’ve ever tasted, they also make some pretty mad cocktails. One of my favorites is called the Queen Ann’e Revenge, named after Blackbeard’s pirate ship. It’s super frothy and silky, and although I have no idea how to recreate it at home, I took many of the same ingredients and tried. Let me be clear, this is more like the bastard cousin of Honor Bar’s cocktail, which is why I’m calling it Queen Anne’s Lace after the flower instead of the pirate ship. It’s still silky, although not quite as frothy and, very delicious.
- 3 oz of gin
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon of marmalade
- 1 lemon
- 1 ginger beer
- Put gin, egg white, marmalade, and juice from half the lemon into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 1 minute. If a cocktail shaker is not available, put the ingredients into a bowl and whip with egg beaters for 30 seconds.
- In two short glasses, add ice and pour approximately 1/3 cup of ginger bear into each one. Partition out the gin mixture, pouring half into each of the cups. Top with thin slices of lemon and enjoy!
*Note: Those who are pregnant, have poor immune systems, etc. should not consume raw egg. Eggs should be pastured for safe consumption. Serves 2 people.