#DOTW: Blue Bird

It’s been almost a year since my visit home to Germany. I do think about it often, and I’m hoping to return soon. It was so good to see my childhood home, and even better to reconnect with friends from long days past. Thank God for social media, which had me find people I thought I would never see again. But of course as a foodie and eternal bartender, I was excited to try everything consumable in sight. One of my favorite cocktails was the Bluebird, whose ingredients were very interesting. They didn’t seem to go well together, but obviously I had to try anyway. It was fantastic. I am making sure that here in NYC it has its own little world premiere!

What you’ll need:

Heat 1/2 cup of water in small sauce pan, add two tea bags of Blueberry tea into the boiling water. Let it brew for 5 minutes or longer. Let it cool to room temperature. Once the tea cooled down, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and all ingredients. Shake well. The longer you shake, the fluffier the egg white is going to make the top of the cocktail. Strain into a coupe glass. Spoon out egg whites left in the shaker, and top off the cocktail with it.


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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