The Side Eye is another cocktail inspired by my debut novel THE LOVE FOOL.
This cocktail honors the plump black cat that frolicked among the ruins of Largo Argentina. I named it The Side Eye because of the surly look the cat gives to my main character Alex.
The drink’s structure is reminiscent of a Whiskey Sour, but with gin. I also added a dash of black pepper, a Luxardo cherry, and of course, some Cynar for that deep Italian twist.
Warning: Consuming raw or undercooked egg may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
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The Side Eye
- 1½ – 2 oz. gin
- ½ oz. Cynar
- ¾ oz. lemon juice
- ¾ oz. simple syrup
- 1 egg white
- 1 Luxardo cherry
- finely ground black pepper
- Add all ingredients to an empty cocktail shaker and dry shake (without ice) vigorously for about 30 seconds.
- Add ice to shaker and shake for about 15-20 seconds, or until outside of tin frosts.