Is there anything aquafaba can’t do? We’ve seen how the vegan-friendly chickpea by-product can act as a substitute for egg whites in baking and cooking, but it can also come in useful when making vegan cocktails too.
Vegans can still enjoy cocktails that usually require egg whites like the classic Gin Fizz or a Whiskey Sour, with the addition of aquafaba, which can shake up into a nice thick, white foam in the cocktail shaker.
An ounce and a half of aquafaba can replace an egg white in any cocktail recipe. You can infuse the aquafaba if you want to explore different flavours. A lavender-infused aquafaba works especially well in a pisco sour, but rosemary and citrus work well also.
Infusion of aquafaba is easy. Drain the aquafaba from a tin of chickpeas into a jar and place in the fridge with rosemary, dried lavender and lemon or orange zest inside for 48 hours. Give the mixture a vigorous shake to make sure the flavours are combining.
Try these two aquafaba-infused cocktail recipes for a vegan alternative to the classics. Serve with chickpea snacks like mini falafel or hummus:
How long does it take to mix the perfect Moscow mule? Just one minute. Good vodka, spicy ginger beer, sour-fruity lime, ice, all in a copper glass. Just through a few tweaks, you can turn a simple drink into a cocktail to remember.
Put together tequila, lime juice, triple sec, coconut milk and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Rim glasses with lime wedge and dip in sanding sugar. Pour into a glass and garnish with lime and cranberries.