Cocktail: A Gala Affair

Source: Josh Harris, Pier 23 and Elixir.

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This recipe was demonstrated on May 14, 2008 at a cocktail demonstration and tasting event during San Francisco Cocktail Week.

Makes one cocktail


1.5 ounce Skyy Vodka
1 ounce Apple Juice
1 ounce Simple Syrup
0.75 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
0.5 ounce eggwhites
0.5 ounce Laird’s AppleJack (or Calvados)
3 slices of Gala Apple
5-7 fresh basil leaves


  1. In a mixing glass, muddle the three apple slices and the basil leaves. Combine the rest of the ingredients on top of the muddled mixture.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously so as to achieve the desired affect from the egg whites. Double strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and garnish with a thin apple wedge on the rim of the glass and a basil blossom floating on the head of the cocktail.


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