This Vodka and Mint Fizz combines sakanjabin (Persian mint syrup) with vodka, lemon juice and a raw pasteurized egg white to make a tasty, frothy cocktail. Sponsored by Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs™.
We have only had 8 days of school, but the entire family is ready to unwind during this 3-day weekend. I’m thinking beach time, pool time, some chill time and a bit of cocktail time! I’m not a big drinker, as I’ve shared before. My husband calls me a cheap date since I’m quite a light weight. So when I do drink, I tend to choose drinks that are light and go down smooth. And that’s how I came up with this Vodka and Mint Fizz.
When Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs™ asked me to come up with a cocktail recipe using their pasteurized eggs, I admit: I was baffled. Eggs and alcohol, what should I do?
Luckily, a friend of ours had recently taken a mixology class for fun. I picked her brain and she opened my eyes to all of the possibilities. The addition of an egg white that is shaken in a drink adds body, froth and a creaminess to make one special cocktail.
I decided to use up some Sekanjabin (Persian Mint Syrup) that we always have in the house. Used to dip lettuce in or mix with water for a refreshing drink, we love our sekanjabin. Not like a traditional mint syrup, ours has a little kick with a touch of vinegar. I combined sekanjabin, vodka, lemon juice and an egg white and shook the daylights out of it.
“Shake it dry, then shake it with ice,” my friend advised.
And I did.
I added a Persian twist of shredded cucumber and fresh mint and voila! I got the froth and body to a great drink that goes down easy for a lightweight like me, but man enough for my hubby to say, “Mmmm! You did good, babe!”
Another cocktails with sekanjabin is my Cranberry Liqueur with Persian Mint Syrup (Sekanjabin).
Give it a try and chill out this weekend – I know I am!
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 3/4 oz sekanjabin
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 1 raw egg white
- 1/4 cup ice
- 1 tsp Persian cucumbers, shredded
- 1 tsp mint, fresh, julienned
- Combine vodka, Sekanjabin, lemon juice and egg white in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
- Add ice to the shaker and continue to shake vigorously.
- Pour the drink into a glass, straining out the ice if you prefer.
- Top with shredded cucumber and fresh mint.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g