First published in the 1887 update of Jerry Thomas’ Bartender’s Guide, the Saratoga Brace Up is a riff on the Morning Glory Fizz, swapping the scotch for cognac, dialing down the absinthe and adding a whole egg for an extra decadent cocktail. At Julep in Houston, owner Alba Huerta files the drink under Southern Classics.
1½ oz. cognac
1 barspoon absinthe
1 barspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ oz. rich simple syrup (2:1)
1 whole egg
Tools: shaker, strainer, fine strainer
Garnish: star anise
Pour the cognac, absinthe, lemon juice, syrup and egg into a cocktail shaker. Dry shake vigorously 20 times. Fill the shaker with ice cubes. Close the shaker and shake vigorously 100 times. Fine-strain into the glass. Garnish with the star anise.
Reprinted with permission from Julep: Southern Cocktails Refashioned by Alba Huerta and Marah Stets. Copyright 2018. Published by Lorena Jones Books.
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