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Cocktail Challenge: egg white 

Adolfo Calderon of Public House whips up a fairy-tale cocktail

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Putting the finishing touches on Adolgo Calderon's Snow White cocktail

Putting the finishing touches on Adolgo Calderon's Snow White cocktail

Andrea Bauer

"Girly looking," said Adolfo Calderon of Public House when asked to describe his cocktail. Challenged with egg white by his fellow bartender, Monica Dim, he whipped up a drink inspired by the fairy tale. The simple syrup and lemon work to mask the taste of the "poison"; the berries provide a pink tinge and a blood red accent.

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Next up is Eric Chaleff of Rodan, working with falernum, a spicy ginger-based syrup used in tropical drinks.

(Recipe below slideshow.)

The Snow White

2 oz Bombay Dry Gin
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
Egg white
4-5 fresh raspberries

Break an egg and drain the white into a mixing glass. Add the gin, simple syrup, three or four fresh raspberries, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Cap and shake for at least ten seconds, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a single raspberry.

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