Thirsty Thursday: Silk Sheets Cocktail

By: Kelsey Vala
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It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

This sweet and dreamy cocktail is ideal for those looking for adventure in every sip. Since you’re probably reading up on how to make kimchi or tackle molecular gastronomy, you might as well make your next cocktail hour an enterprising endeavor.

This springy Silk Sheets Cocktail pairs strawberries with sweet, tangy balsamic vinegar and gin. For a modernist twist, the mix is topped with silky, luxurious St.Germain foam, which could potentially give you a floral milk mustache. The cocktail is delicious without the foam, so even if you don’t have a nitrous oxide cream charger (which, let's face it, is likely), you should shake some up while strawberries are at their juiciest.

Bottoms up, folks!

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 medium strawberries
  • 1 ounce balsamic vinegar
  • 2 ounces gin, such as Hendrick's
  • Ice
  • St. Germain Foam, optional, recipe follows
 Saint Germain Foam:
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 cup elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain
  • Juice from 1 lime

Directions:

Muddle the strawberries with the balsamic vinegar, and then add the gin. Add ice and shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Top with St. Germain Foam if using.

Add the egg whites, liqueur and lime juice to a nitrous oxide cream charger (You want the cream charger not the soda charger.) Shake, then double charge with 2 nitrous oxide chargers. Yield: About 1 cup.

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