Egg Whites Showdown | Fresh vs Pasteurized vs Powdered

Cocktail Engineering episode 3 – Egg Whites Showdown, Fresh vs Pasteurized vs Powdered! Which one wins? Use of egg whites in a bar or home bar freaks out a lot of imbibers. Is it really safe to use raw egg whites in a cocktail? What if you use an alternative egg white? In this video I break down three egg whites options: fresh egg white, pasteurized egg white, and powdered egg white. But which one is the best to use in a cocktail? I rated them all according to strict ‘Cocktail Engineering’ criteria and proclaimed a winner. Do you agree? Recipes are below the links.

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Vodka Sour:
· 60 ml (2 oz) vodka
· 22,5 ml (0.75 oz) lemon juice
· 22,5 ml (0.75 oz) simple syrup
· 22,5 ml (0.75 oz) egg white – fresh/pasteurized/powdered*
Shake without ice first, then add a large ice cube and shake again. Double strain. No garnish, for science.

Enjoy it like a true lady or a gentleman. Responsibly!

*Powdered Egg White:
· 10 g powdered egg white
· 90 g water
Mix and let it sit for 10 minutes before use. Store in a fridge and use the same day.

If you want to try the powdered egg whites, you can find it here:

0:00 Intro
0:21 In today’s episode
1:18 History of egg whites in cocktails
1:45 Is it safe?
2:43 Safe ways to use egg whites
3:13 Getting FRESH eggs
3:42 Buying and storing eggs
4:25 Pasteurized egg whites
4:53 Powdered egg whites
5:05 Preparing three different egg whites
7:40 Making the Vodka Sours
9:17 Appearance, thickness, aroma, taste, texture
11:26 Results

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The team behind this video:
Robi Fišer
Sašo Veber
Phantom hand

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