Vodka Cocktail: Traveling Light

Honey, lemon and orange flower water strike a delicate balance in this vodka cocktail from Clay in New York City.

1½ oz. vodka
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
¾ oz. honey syrup (2:1)
2-3 dashes orange flower water
1 oz. egg white (pasteurized, if you like)
2-3 mint leaves
Tools: shaker, strainer, fine strainer
Glass: coupe
Garnish: Angostura bitters

Shake the first 5 ingredients in a shaker without ice until the egg white is emulsified. Add the mint and hard shake with ice. Double strain into a coupe, then add a few drops of Angostura bitters drops on the top.

Andrea Needell Matteliano, Clay, New York City

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