In my quest for interesting cocktails from the 1930s I came across an article on Zite detailing the Nullo. The recipe was mixed by Fredric Yarn, the author of my new favorite blog Cocktail
Virgin Slut, and came from Boothby’s World Drinks and How to Mix Them. I wanted to see if anyone else had anything to say about this particular cocktail, but a quick search revealed no additional information on the Nullo. Nonetheless, I was intrigued by the use of an egg white and curious to see how it would pair with the gin, sweet vermouth, grapefruit juice, and grenadine.
Relying upon Yarn’s post I mixed one up this weekend. The drink opened with grapefruit before grape flavors took over. It was the first cocktail I have ever had with an egg white and was very light. It was an interesting drink, and I would sip one again sometime in the future.
1 oz gin
1 oz jigger sweet vermouth
1/4 oz Grenadine
1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice
1 egg white
Shake once without ice and once with ice then strain into a cocktail glass.