Nullo - Photo by Mike Bonfanti

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.

Nullo - Photo by Mike Bonfanti

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.

3 thoughts on “Nullo

  1. I really enjoy all your blog posts, but especially the drinks with recipes you are now including. This looks very good; however, having the egg white REALLY caught my eye as I was born extremely allergic to egg white. I’d be seriously ill after one drink with raw egg white in it! Seriously, I did have a drink way back when my husband was still in law school that had egg white in it. A Tom Collins! The egg white was in a powdered mix the bartender added. I got really sick, and my husband was shocked that the drink had egg white in it.

    Also, I saw a recipe a few minutes ago on Tory Burch’s blog that you may like to try. It’s called, “The Southside Cocktail,” (Vodka, Triple Sec, fresh lime juice, several mint leaves muddled in a pitcher, add soda water last so as to not stir it up). I will be happy to get you the exact amounts if you’re interested. I think my husband will try this one. 🙂 Cheers from the Tampa Bay area! 🙂

    • I am glad you enjoy the cocktail recipe post! I wanted to do something a little different than restaurant reviews. Sometimes they’ll be cocktail recipes, other times a recipe for a dish I recently cooked.

      Yes, it does sound like a good idea to avoid egg whites in your case, that is scary! I never had an drink with an egg white until this one, it was interesting.

      I would love the recipe for the Southside! You can post it here, or email it to me at mjbonfanti at yahoo dot com. 🙂

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