Eggs – they’re not just for breakfast anymore. Yolks and whites help create protein packed potables with sudsy tops. These eight ova-the-top (see what we did there?) egg cocktails will help you get out of your shell (we’ll show ourselves out now) this Thirsty Thursday.
Baba, Arlington, Virginia
Egg whites give the Little Water a fluffy, cloud-like texture. The sweet and sour cocktail is pomegranate forward and vodka powered. It’s served up in a coupe glass and finished with Angostura bitters. Make a reservation at Baba.
Chica, Las Vegas, Nevada
You’ve never had a pisco sour quite like this. Served in a modernist goblet, the Nazca Winter is forged from Barsol Pisco Primero Quebranta, freshly squeezed lime juice, aromatic bitters, and a cloud layer of egg whites. A hazy mist scented with cinnamon adds a theatrical touch. Make a reservation at Chica.
Casa Amate, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
The Ultima Defensa is built on a base of muddled blueberries and rosemary. This herbaceous and tangy foundation is complemented with gin, simple syrup, lemon juice, and egg whites. The froth-topped tipple arrives with a sprig of fresh rosemary. Make a reservation at Casa Amate.
Covina, New York, New York
The whole egg goes into the espresso martini. It’s complemented with vanilla bean-infused vodka, coffee liqueur, simple syrup, and a shot of espresso. It’s shaken twice to create a velveteen crown and garnished with a trio of beans. Make a reservation at Covina.
Double Knot, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
You could consider the Midtown Flip a breakfast milkshake. Featuring a whole egg and cold brew, it’s fortified with bourbon and amaro. Its svelte, creamy texture ensures it goes down easy. Make a reservation at Double Knot.
One Eared Stag, Atlanta, Georgia
Think of the Taproot Creamsicle as a boozier, rootsier version of the popsicles you loved as a kid (and probably still love). It features carrot juice and perky vanilla-orange drinking vinegar, not to mention a healthy dose of vodka. Egg white gives the tangerine-tinted tipple a crown of white. Make a reservation at One Eared Stag.
Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar, Dallas, Texas
Maidin mhaith (Good morning)! The Irish Nitro features a blast of pumped up coffee, whiskey, simple syrup, cream, and egg whites. It’s the bold boost you need to start your day. Make a reservation at Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar.
Artisan, West Hartford, Connecticut
The Sun Also Rises is worthy of Papa Hemingway himself. It’s forged from Papa’s Pilar blonde rum, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup, and egg white. Swirled bitters in the lathered topping add an artistic flourish. Make a reservation at Artisan.
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Nevin Martell is a Washington, D.C.-based food and travel writer and the author of several books, including Freak Show Without A Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations. Find him on Twitter @nevinmartell and Instagram @nevinmartell.
Photo credit: Sabin Orr (Chica).