The Foaming Fairy is what you might call an old fashioned cocktail. Partly because it contains 2 ingredients that were once common, but either fell out of favor or were changed in some fundamental way.
- 2 ounce Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
- ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ ounce absinthe
- 1 small egg white
- 4 drop The Bitter Truth Creole Bitters
Add the gin, lemon juice, absinthe and egg white to cocktail shaker. Cover and vigorously “dry shake” the ingredients about 30 seconds to combine. Uncap the shaker and fill ⅔ full with ice and shake again vigorously until frothy, at least 30 seconds. Using a Hawthorn strainer double strain the cocktail through a wire-mesh sieve into chilled cocktail glass. Wait a moment for the foam to rise, then strategically place 4 drops bitters in a circle on top. Use a skewer to connect the dots. Makes 1.