Thin Pink Line

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Discerning Drinkers (84 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Retro Coupe

Garnish:

Slowly pour 2 spoons (10ml) Peychaud's bitters onto a spot in the centre of the drink. After about a minute or so, a 'Thin Pink Line' of bitters develops below the foam.

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain back into shaker. DRY SHAKE (without ice) and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 2/3 fl oz Cognac (brandy)
2/3 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
1/6 fl oz Giffard Orgeat Syrup
2/3 fl oz Pasteurised egg white or Aquafaba (chickpea water) or 3 dashes Fee Brothers Fee Foam cocktail foamer
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Hazardous ingredients

This recipe contains a number of ingredients that are potentially hazardous to those with allergy or intolerance:

Review:

A subtly almond influenced brandy sour served straight-up and set apart by its namesake 'Thin Pink Line' of Peychaud's bitters which floats on top of the cocktail but beneath the foam.

History:

Adapted from a 2015 recipe by Sean Fennelly at Milk & Honey in Soho, London, England.

Nutrition:

One serving of Thin Pink Line contains 174 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.2 standard drinks
  • 15.36% alc./vol. (30.72° proof)
  • 16.1 grams of pure alcohol
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