The Blushing Ingénue

Friday, May 17, 2013

This strawberry cocktail looked too gorgeous to pass up–while it might be less than ideal for a large cocktail hour (just imagine how hard your bartenders would have to work!), it sounds heavenly for a Friday night!

The Blushing Ingénue 

2 ounces vodka
1 ounce blended fresh strawberries
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce agave nectar
1 egg white
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine vodka, blended strawberries, lime juice, and agave in a shaker; dry shake for 10 seconds, then double strain using both a Hawthorne and tea strainer. Add egg, dry shake for an additional 10 seconds. Add ice and shake once more for 5-10 seconds, then pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with bitters.

Notes: John recommends the technique above to make sure that the strawberry and egg don't end up an unappetizing mess, but if you're using a blender or a store-bought strawberry purée, you can probably skip the first dry shake and double strain.

To make those pretty patterns, pull a toothpick through the Angostura bitters–John's signature is a petite heart that always makes me smile. Cheers!


  1. How perfect- looks lovely & sounds delish. Happy weekend~

    always, koru kate

  2. Oh, this does sound and look delightful and after my week, I need all the delight I can get! :)
    Have a super weekend doll!

  3. After the week I've had, this sounds so good! And I love the color!

  4. Looks yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Mon Chére'. It's my latest craze french sayings on sweaters. I would love to read what you think.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. I love every single ingredient in this concoction - and the name, of course. Have a great weekend! xo style, she wrote.

  6. This sounds divine. Now that I can drink again...bring it on! Just in small quantities, so I can feed my son and all but also because, whoa tolerance! Not there!

    Hope you've been good - it's been so long since I've made any blog rounds!




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