Golden Louis

golden-louis-cocktailThis classy, dessert-like cocktail is almost a little too easy! I was recruited to make drinks for a ladies holiday brunch, and after testing this recipe- I immediately knew it was going to be a hit. Remember the days of childhood sipping endless amounts of orange julius? This is pretty much the alcoholic, lower calorie, adult version of those beloved concoctions. I found this recipe in Deckopedia’s Just Because collection. I love the concept of this deck because it shares cocktails inspired my mood. There are over 50 recipes for nearly every emotion. I think it’s pretty genius that I can now enjoy cocktails based on my mood. Apparently the Golden Louis is best consumed when you’re feeling light-hearted and dreamy! Sounds good, right? In all seriousness, this is the perfect cocktail for brunch and morning holiday events… click through for the recipe!

gin-and-orange-cocktailGolden Louis // makes 1 serving

1 1/2 ounces gin
2 ounces milk
2 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1 whole egg
orange peel & mint sprig, for garnish / optional

I forgot to mention in the intro, this cocktail is gin based… you guys know that’s my fave! Although… these pretty drinks can be dangerous because the alcohol really can’t be tasted (feel free to add more if you like a stronger gin flavor).

golden-orange-cocktailCrack an egg in a boston shaker and add all other ingredients- including the freshly squeezed orange juice.

creamy-orange-cocktail-with-ginShake with NO ice for 10-15 seconds, then add ice and shake the cocktail again. Continue shaking until the exterior is frosty and cold.

golden-louis-cocktail-recipeThis recipe actually calls for a collins glass, but I think it looks more elegant in a champagne flute, so that’s what I opted for. Garnish the flute with a twisted orange peel and mint sprig (optional).

golden-louisTry this one and let me know what you guys think! It’s kind of like a grown-up creamsicle in the form of a cocktail. I promise it tastes as good as it looks. If you’d like to try another cocktail from the Deckopodia collection, check out the New York Sour. Cheers to thirsty Thursday? I’m going it with it!

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