In this installment I will introduce to you an ingredient that has long been absent from popular cocktails: The Egg.  Now, I realize you might have health concerns about contamination.  The fact is that when acquired fresh and used promptly there is little concern of contamination in modern eggs. Now, on to the drink! The Thunder!

  • 1 1/2 oz brandy
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp sugar (I use simple syrup)

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake for ten seconds or so, this is known as a "dry shake".  The purpose of which is to really whip up the yolk into the other ingredients. Now add a scoop of ice and give it all a proper shake.  Strain into a cocktail glass and sip away. I have seen variations that have a pinch of cayenne pepper applied to the drink both before shaking and after straining.  I suggest you give all the variations a try and decide for yourself which you prefer.