7 Aquafaba Cocktails Recipes: Best Chickpea Brine Drinks to Try in 2020

'Aquafaba' came from two Latin words: aqua means water, and faba means beans. Aquafaba is the water where legumes such as chickpeas are cooked. It is used as a replacement for egg whites in a lot of vegan dishes and drinks. Cocktails that need an egg in the mixture like whiskey sour, eggnog and a lot more, can be enjoyed without sacrificing the texture and flavor with aquafaba.

Here are some ways you can enjoy aquafaba as a drink. 

7 Aquafaba Cocktails Recipes to try in 2020

1. Whiskey Sour Aquafaba Recipe

The usual recipe of a whiskey sour, instead of egg whites that gives its foamy texture, aquafaba is added. This makes the cocktail a good choice for vegan people. 

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Just like other whiskey sours, put all the ingredients together in a shaker then mix properly. 
  2. Transfer to a chilled glass then add ice. 
  3. Garnish with maraschino cherry and lemon wedge.
  4. You can add more ice if you want it to be more chilled
 

2. Vegan Monkey Sour Recipe

Same as the one above, this one just has a specific liquor mixed with it. The flavor of citrusy lemon juice and the foamy aquafaba taste complements well with the chosen alcohol. 

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. In a shaker, put everything, but not the bitters. 
  2. Shake vigorously. 
  3. Transfer in a glass with ice and garnish with lemon peel.
 

3. Creamy Vegan Eggnog Recipe

Eggnog without an egg makes it ironic yet interesting. Replacing egg whites with aquafaba makes it a little healthier than the usual. 

Ingredients:

 Preparation:

  1. For a few hours, soak raisins with rum. 
  2. Using a blender, blend raisin mixture, cinnamon powder, half vanilla bean pod, almond milk and maple syrup. 
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk aquafaba (instead of egg) until fluffy and stiff peaks. Add the half Vanilla pod into the mixture. 
  4. Transfer to a container the almond milk mixture together with the aquafaba mix and stir together. 
  5. Pour in a cocktail glass then serve with a dash of cinnamon powder and a stick on top.
 

4. Tea Room Sour recipe

The clean grassy flavor of Cachaca mixed with chosen rum and zesty lemon makes a refreshing drink. 

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a shaker, then mix properly. 
  2. Using a strainer, pour the mixture into a chilled glass and serve. 

5. Cranberry Orange Gin Fizz

Feels like summer! With the cool and refreshing color of this drink to the taste it gives, leaves you satisfied. 

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Make the simple syrup with orange flavor by combining sugar, water, orange cardamom and ginger over medium heat saucepan. Bring to boil. 
  2. Turn off the heat and let it cool down for an out 20-25mins. Set aside. 
  3. To make the cocktail, in a shaker, combine all ingredients including the simple orange syrup, then shake vigorously. 
  4. Transfer to a highball glass using a strainer and top it off with sparkling water.
 

6. Husk Spiced Bam Bam Christmas Cocktail

Christmas is just around the corner, make a cocktail like this and feel the aroma of Christmas spirit! 

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. In a shaker, muddle strawberry then add all the ingredients in. Shake properly. 
  2. Strain and serve. 
  3. Garnish can be a dehydrated citrus and pomegranate seed if desired.
 

7. Vegan Spicy Pink Christmas Cocktail

The citrusy flavor from grapefruit combined with a little heat from peppers is a great combo for a Christmas' eve parties. Add more liquor for extra punch.

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Squeeze all the juice from the grapefruit. 
  2. Drain the liquid from the can of chickpeas beans, use the liquid. 
  3. Slice jalapeño thinly. 
  4. In a shaker,  mix all the ingredients together and shake vigorously. 
  5. Pour the mixture in a glass and garnish with jalapeño slices.
 

Know Your Ingredients:

  • Aquafaba - the liquid from a can of chickpeas beans
  • Whiskey - distilled alcoholic beverages from fermented grain mash. 
  • Brandy - distilled alcoholic beverages from wine. 
  • Rum - distilled alcoholic beverages from sugar cane molasses. 
  • Vodka - distilled alcoholic beverages from Poland and Russia. 
  • Cachaca - made from distilled sugar cane from Brazil

  • Nowadays aquafaba is used not only for vegan dishes but also in a lot of cuisines. The added flavor and richness as well as the foamy texture it provides that makes a lot of dishes and drinks exciting. 

    Cheers!


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