Thirsty Thursday: Sink Into a Silk Sheets Cocktail

By: Roberto Ferdman

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.

Last week we shared a recipe for our  Sparkling Wine Sangria Cocktail; this week we're back with another refreshing sip for you to savor.

When unusual pairings come together in perfect harmony it's nearly impossible not to get excited. And that's exactly what makes the Silk Sheets Cocktail so intriguing. With strawberries, balsamic vinegar and gin as its base, the sweet and tangy sip affords an exotic experience, even before a luxurious coat of St. Germain foam is added over the top. Ideal after a long day, it's just as refreshing when sipped on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Bottoms up, folks.

1 serving

Ingredients: 

3 to 4 medium strawberries

1 ounce balsamic vinegar

2 ounces gin, such as Hendrick's

Ice

St. Germain Foam, optional, recipe follows
St. 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.

A viewer or guest of the show, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.

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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