The Strength and Honor Cocktail

The Strength and Honor Cocktail
Staff Writer

Casey Friedman

The Strength and Honor Cocktail at Royalton.

We can't even begin to start toasting all the tremendous athletes and their medals in the London Olympic Games: swimmer Missy Franklin, gymnast Jordyn Weiber, gymnast Gabby Douglas, the list goes on and on. While we know that some of these athletes are well underage, there's no shame in toasting an Olympic-themed drink to them. Thanks to the Forty Four at Royalton in New York City, the appropriately named Strength and Honor cocktail uses gin and homemade honey syrup.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Ounce  London dry gin
  • 1/2  Ounce  homemade honey syrup
  • 1/2  Ounce  fresh lemon juice
  • egg white

Directions

In a shaker combine egg white, honey, lemon, and gin. Shake with one ice cube, strain into a sour glass. Top with a touch of club soda. In a separate glass, combine a drop of food coloring in an ounce of simple syrup and stir. Use an eye dropper to decorate the foam of the drink as you wish.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
28mg
3%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
31µg
8%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
48mg
7%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
171mg
11%
Water
39g
1%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.