Top Step Cocktail


By Pamela Wiznitzer

Published on May 20, 2017

In this play on a traditional gin sour, Seamstress creative director Pamela Wiznitzer tempers the clear stuff with Jäger and sweetens the mix with the addition of honey and orange juice. Here, Jäger adds a slight spice and bitterness that fuses excellently with the addition of aromatic bitters, which are also used as garnish.


For the honey syrup:

  • 1 cup honey
  • 13 cup hot water

For the cocktail:

  • 34 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 14 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 12 oz. honey syrup
  • 34 oz. Jägermeister
  • 1 12 oz. old Tom gin
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 dashes aromatic bitters, as garnish


Step 1

Make the honey syrup: In a container, combine honey and hot water and stir until completely mixed. Use immediately or store and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Step 2

In a cocktail shaker, combine the juices, honey, Jägermeister, gin and egg white and dry shake, without ice, for 15-20 seconds.

Step 3

Fill the shaker with ice and shake an additional 20 seconds to aerate the egg white.

Step 4

Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with drops of aromatic bitters.

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