Photograph by Grant Cornett Food Styling by Maggie Ruggiero Prop Styling by Theo Vamvounakis

Luminous Egg Cream

Cocktails & Beverages from Issue 3 – Spring / Summer 2013 – Rough Cut

It doesn’t take much effort for debonair playboy Johnnie (Cary Grant, naturally) to woo sweet, bookish Lina (Joan Fontaine)—she’s looking for an escape from her dull life in the English countryside, and he’s looking for access to her family fortune. Lina soon realizes Johnnie is a thief, gambler, liar, and, quite possibly, a murderer, and begins to fear for her own life. Our luminous egg cream (made, as many New Yorkers will say, as it should be, with Fox’s U-Bet syrup) is a take on the frothy glowing glass of milk he serves her one night, and she dare not drink.

makes 1

  • 3 Tbsp vanilla or chocolate syrup (Fox’s U-Bet is the original and the best for this)
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • about 6 oz seltzer

  • 1

    In a tall glass, stir together syrup and milk. Add seltzer, stirring feverishly with a spoon while adding.