Cranberry Snowdrift Cocktail
4 ounces (1/2 cup) gin
11/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) fresh lemon juice
11/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) Cranberry Ginger Syrup (see note)
11/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) pasteurized egg white
1 cup ice
Candied ginger and cranberry on a pick for garnish (optional)
Measure all ingredients except garnish into a blender. Blend on high until drink is frothy. Pour into glasses. Garnish with candied ginger and cranberry if desired. Makes 4 servings.
Note: To make syrup, combine 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, 4 teaspoons finely grated orange zest, 4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger, 2 cups water and 2 cups sugar in a saucepan. Simmer for 1 minute, then turn off heat. Let steep for 30 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, pressing cranberries. Makes about 20 ounces.
Per cocktail: 105 calories, 0 fat, 0 cholesterol, 1 g protein, 9.6 g carbohydrate, 0.2 g fiber, 17 mg sodium.
Source: Kathy Casey of Liquid Kitchen for Martin Miller Gin.