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How to Make Cocktail Foams

how to make cocktail foams at home

The last time I tried to convince my friend to get on the proverbial “breakfast smoothie” bandwagon, it didn’t exactly work out. And, to be fair, I can’t blame him. When someone hands you a kale-blueberry smoothie that is the color of a mud puddle you barely want to step over, let alone drink, you’d probably turn it down too! Or in his case run away screaming, but that’s beside the point. Smoothie enthusiasts are not alone in their struggle however. The same can happen to the most experienced of bartenders…hours of finessing a cocktail recipe attempting to strike a harmonious balance of flavors only to fall short with the cold realization that the color, consistency or, god forbid, the texture has evaded us. Finally, the secret weapon to fix it all and better yet, save you the time, hassle and disappointment. All you need to do it is whip it…whip it good! ‘Cause come on, let’s be real…when has whipped cream ever not solved all your problems and on occasion, a relationship or two?
Never made a cocktail foam before? We got you covered! This short video will guide you step-by-step. (spoiler alert: it’s super easy, all you need is a whipped cream dispenser and a little imagination!)

And here are 5 of our favorite “flavored whipped combos”

Metropolitan Cream

Perfect for heightening the texture of fruity martinis like Cosmopolitan & Lemons Drops.

  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 3 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3 oz Simple Syrup
  • 6 oz Unsweetened Pomegranate Juice

The Frenchy

Add a touch of elegance to cocktails with heavy citrus notes. We recommend it for grapefruit drinks!

Passion Brut

One of the most versatile foams, the Passion Brut would top perfectly any gin, vodka or rum cocktail. But we especially love using it on bubblies!

  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 3 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
  • 3 drop Orange Bitters

Apple Up

Looking to top off your classic gin gimlet? The sourness of the apple and lime blend exquisitely with the savory notes from the gin’s botanicals.

  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 3 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Honey
  • 6 oz Freshly Pressed Granny Smith Apple Juice

Farmers Market Run

We are leaving the best for last. Being by far the most uncommon and uniques the “Farmers Market” foam is our favorite foam to use. From Moscow Mules and pretty much any craft drinks, this foam is perfect for cocktails with heavy ginger notes, cloves and anything spicy.

  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 3 oz Fresh Meyer Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz. Violet Liquor or Violet Syrup
  • 6 oz Freshly Pressed Carrot Juice
  • 1 dash of Peychaud’s Bitters (optional)


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