Gloom Lifter

Difford's Guide
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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Michelangelo Coppa 225ml

Garnish:

Lemon wedge

How to make:

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

1 1/2 fl oz The Busker Blended Irish Whiskey
1/2 fl oz Rémy Martin 1738 Cognac
1/4 fl oz Grenadine/pomegranate syrup (2:1)
1/4 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°brix)
2/3 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 fl oz Pasteurised egg white (or aquafaba)
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Review:

An Irish whiskey and cognac sour served straight-up.

History:

In his 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks David A. Embury includes the following recipe:
"GLOOM LIFTER
1 part Sugar Syrup
2 parts Lemon Juice
6 parts Irish Whisky
1 Egg White to each 2 drinks
Shake with cracked ice
"
Embury adds, "Compare the Gloom Chaser and Gloom Raiser" which appear earlier in the book:

Nutrition:

One serving of Gloom Lifter contains 168 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 17.6% alc./vol. (35.2° proof)
  • 19.4 grams of pure alcohol
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