This is the cocktail I would have served at my wedding if my husband had created it by then (though he informs me that I would have to be marrying the bartender, since only true love could compel someone to shake up 150 egg white-based cocktails). It's a beautifully balanced drink, gauzy and ethereal and absolutely perfect for an (intimate) wedding day, bridal shower, or brunch. It's also perfect for springtime.
Gran Gala Fizz
1 egg white
1 1/2 ounces Gran Gala Triple Orange Liqueur
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
3/4 ounce Plymouth Gin (recommended gin for this drink)
2 dashes Fee Brothers Grapefruit bitters
Place all of the ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake very, very well (a must for egg white- based drinks). Strain into a coupe; garnish with an orange twist.
Simple Syrup: Place 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil; stir to dissolve the sugar, then remove from heat and allow to cool. Store in the refrigerator.
Note: Don't be tempted to leave out the orange twist. Not only is it pretty, it lends an aromatic element that's essential for drinks made with egg white. An egg white-based cocktail smells like wet dog after sitting for a little while. Aromatic elements such as citrus twists offset that tendency. Trust me.