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ELLE cocktail: The Shotgun Wedding

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ELLE cocktail: The Shotgun Wedding

Skip the ‘signature couples cocktail’ (just because they met at an aquarium, you do not deserve a blue drink) and instruct the (hopefully open) bar to make you this citrus-infused confection of gold-topped froth instead. This riff on a cognac fizz, served up at Vancouver’s Hawksworth restaurant, is the brainchild of barmen John Smollensky and Cooper Tardival. “It looks kind of like a shotgun or cannon of confetti hit the cocktail.” So make your toast with a bang!

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ELLE Cocktail: The Shotgun Wedding

ELLE cocktail: The Shotgun Wedding

The Shotgun Wedding: ingredients 1 egg white 0.25oz gomme syrup 0.75oz fresh lemon juice 1oz Hennessy VS cognac 0.5oz Zwack Hungarian Palinka Apricot brandy Club soda Edible gold flakes An Oscars inspired cocktail

By: Sarah Laing Source: Christopher Stevenson Credits: ELLECanada.com

ELLE Cocktail: The Shotgun Wedding

ELLE cocktail: The Shotgun Wedding

Step 1: Combine all ingredents (except for club soda) into a shaker. Do a dry shake for about 15 seconds until foamy, then add a few ice cubes. Shake for another 15 seconds. GALLERY: How to make La Condesa cocktail

By: Sarah Laing Source: Christopher Stevenson Credits: ELLECanada.com

ELLE Cocktail: The Shotgun Wedding

ELLE cocktail: The Shotgun Wedding

Step 2: Strain the mixture into the glass, filling it until it's about 3/4 full. GALLERY: How to make The Buffalo Soldier cocktail

By: Sarah Laing Source: Christopher Stevenson Credits: ELLECanada.com

ELLE Cocktail: The Shotgun Wedding

ELLE cocktail: The Shotgun Wedding

Step 3: Slowly add a small amount of club soda. The egg white will balloon immediately, so be very careful! Dust with edible gold flakes and serve. 10 steps to the perfect party

By: Sarah Laing Source: Christopher Stevenson Credits: ELLECanada.com

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