This frothy drink has a taste reminiscent of Key lime pie or lemon-lime sherbet. If using a shaker, make only 1 drink at a time. If using a blender, you can double the recipe with success.
1/4 cup gin
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. fresh lime juice
2 tsp. sugar
1 egg white (from a pasteurized egg)
2 tsp. heavy cream
Few drops of orange-flower water
3/4 cup crushed ice
About 1/3 cup club soda
Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste (optional)
In a blender or cocktail shaker, combine the gin, lemon and lime juices, sugar, egg white, cream, orange-flower water and crushed ice. Blend or vigorously shake until well mixed and frothy, about 1 minute. Pour into a highball glass, fill to the top with club soda and dust with nutmeg. Serve immediately.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Lifestyles Series, Brunch Entertaining, by Janeen Sarlin (Time-Life Books, 1999).