Event Horizon

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The Event Horizon Cocktail

The Event Horizon is a drink I made a couple days ago to try out cocktails with a new bottle of Magellan gin. This is a French gin that is infused with Iris flowers, so it does have a light blue color. While I don’t like the gin straight, I think it’s fantastic in mixed drinks. This cocktail is flowery, herbal, and a good balance of sweetness. Note: it does use Creme de Butterfly which you may recognize from my Butterfly Sour. This has to be homemade, but it isn’t difficult at all.

This drink does have an egg white, as you can see by the foam. However I wouldn’t really know what cocktail family this drink falls under. I’m leaning towards a sour because of the egg white and lemon juice, but the two different liqueurs and the honey syrup, along with the bitters definitely give it some extra complexity.

Cocktail right after pouring, you need to let the drink rest for a few minutes so the color separates
This is how white the drink looks before the foam raises all the way to the top. I recommend letting the drink sit for a few minutes after pouring it so you can actually see the color of the drink.

Event Horizon Cocktail Ingredients

45 ml Magellan Gin

22.5 ml Honey Syrup. 1:1 Honey to water.

15 ml Creme de Butterfly. Homemade, instructions here.

15 ml Lemon Juice. Freshly squeezed.

10 ml Cointreau

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

1 small Egg White

Instructions

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and give a dry shake for a few seconds to emulsify the egg white. Then add some ice cubes and wet shake hard for 30 seconds. As you can see in the second picture this drink gets so aerated it takes time to settle. Double strain into a chilled coupe, let rest for a few minutes, garnish with a desiccated lemon slice and serve.

cocktail color before adding the egg white
Color before the egg white. I just put it into the glass so you can see the color of all the ingredients together before being shaken.
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The Event Horizon

A floral and well balanced cocktail that looks beautiful in a nice coupe.
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Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: Bees Knees Cocktail, Drinks, Event Horizon Cocktail, Party
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Cost: $2

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Coupe Glass (optional)

Ingredients

  • 45 ml Magellan Gin or another floral gin
  • 22.5 ml Honey Syrup 1:1 honey to water
  • 15 ml Lemon Juice freshly squeezed
  • 15 ml Creme de Butterfly homemade
  • 10 ml Cointreau
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 small Egg White

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and give a dry shake (without ice) for a few seconds to emulsify the egg white.
  • Add ice and give a hard wet shake for 30 seconds. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass and let rest for a few minutes until all the foam rises to the top.
  • Garnish with a desiccated lemon or orange slice and serve.
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The Event Horizon Cocktail

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This drink is part of my series: 5 COCKTAILS WITH BUTTERFLY PEA FLOWERS

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