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OT493683LThe aquafaba cocktail trend - a fluffy replacement for egg whites made from chick pea water used to create a foamy texture in cocktails- has been going around for a year or two now, but I hadn't seen any on offer in Bay Area bars.

I'm not in love with drinking egg whites, so I've been keeping an eye out.  Recently, I noticed a few places featuring them.

 

 

Bar 587

Zachary Brian Taylor says they always have it available (as there is a chick pea dish on the food menu), but so far it is being used in "dealer's choice" drinks. 

He says, "The drink I make most often [with it] I call the Peggy after the regular who loves this drink." That drink contains gin, ginger, lemon, muddled strawberry, aquafaba, and basil oil as a garnish. 

He says, "I'll also have a Hot Date Sour for Valentine's Day. Similar drink, but with date syrup and chili oil and no ginger. Choice of spirit."

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Aquafaba drink from Bar 587

 

The Treasury

On the current menu they offer the cocktail Golden State of Mind, made with cognac, persimmon & cardamom, aquafaba, orange blossom, and lemon.

 

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Aquafaba drink from The Treasury in San Francisco

 

 

Dirty Habit

Raul Ayala's new menu offers an aquafaba cocktail, made double-trendy as it's topped with a light dusting of activated charcoal for a cool black-and-white topping. (It's not much activated charcoal, for those of use concerned about its prescription drug-cancelling effects.)

The cocktail is the Tom Yum Sour: Spring44 Gin, Tamarind, Galanga, Kaffir Lime, Lemongrass, Lime and Aquafaba. 

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Aquafaba cocktail at Dirty Habit in San Francisco. Photo: Nader Khouri

 

 

Recently, Benjamin Cooper had one on their menu (no longer),  and Douglas Bedford from The Double Standard did one for a competition, but as far as I know it's not on the menu. 

 

 Have you spotted others in the wild? Let me know.  

 

 

 

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