Gloom Lifter

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Discerning Drinkers (26 ratings)

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 Cognac (brandy)
1/4 fl oz Grenadine/pomegranate syrup
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 (chickpea water) or 3 dashes Fee Brothers Fee Foam cocktail foamer
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Hazardous ingredients

Pasteurised egg white is potentially hazardous to those with allergy or intolerance.

Review:

An Irish whiskey and cognac sour served straight-up.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in David A. Embury's 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.

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

David A. Embury, The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, 1948

Under the recipe, Embury adds, "Compare the Gloom Chaser and Gloom Raiser."

Nutrition:

One serving of Gloom Lifter contains 192 calories.

Alcohol content:

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