A Tiny Egg Cocktail

When life gives you tiny eggs…make tiny cocktails.

Spork. Porcelain D'Uccle chicken friend at drinkingwithchickens.com

Haaaaaaave you met Spork? She’s our itty bitty Porcelain (that’s her color) D’Uccle (that’s her breed) chicken; one of the baby birds we got last fall. She’s a bantam breed, so SHE TINY. And she just started laying. And yep: she lays tiny eggs.

Meet Spork: tiny Porcelain D'Uccle chicken friend at drinkingwithchickens.com

Here’s a side-by-side of her egg, a standard-sized chicken egg, and an excited dog face:

Bantam and standard eggs plus a dobie mix | drinkingwithchickens.com

So, of course, I had to make a tiny cocktail with one of her precious little eggs.

A half-sized Ground Cherry Sour cocktail made with a tiny chicken egg | drinkingwithchickens.com

I also happened to have a handful of ground cherries that I had been dying to turn into some simple syrup. So I did just that.



Makes 1/2 a serving

  • 1.5 ounces Old Tom Gin

  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice

  • 1/4 ounce Ground Cherry Syrup (instructions below)

    • 1/4 cup sliced ground cherries, husks removed

    • 1/2 ounce water

    • 1/2 granulated sugar

  • 1/4 ounce Campari

  • 1 tiny egg white (or 1/2 a normal egg white)

  • 1 ground cherry with husk attached to garnish

    • To make the syrup: combine ground cherries, sugar, and water in a small saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil until sugar is fully dissolved. Lower heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain (but allow tiny seeds to remain in liquid) into an airtight container and store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.

    • To make the cocktail: In a shaker without ice, add gin, lemon juice, syrup, Campari, and egg white. Shake vigorously until well-foamed. Add ice to shaker and shake until chilled. Strain into a tiny coupe glass and garnish.

A tiny version of a Ground Cherry Sour | drinkingwithchickens.com

Obviously, if you’d like a full size version of this, just go ahead and double all the ingredients and use a standard sized egg white. MATH.

And if you’d like to see me making this cocktail while Spork flutters around me like a cranky butterfly, take a look at my IGTV channel (this is my very first IGTV video EVAH).