Top Step Cocktail
Get the recipe for the Top Step Cocktail ». Dan Q. Dao

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
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>3</sub> cup hot water

For the cocktail:

  • <sup>3</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> oz. fresh lemon juice
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> oz. fresh orange juice
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> oz. honey syrup
  • <sup>3</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> oz. Jägermeister
  • 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> oz. old Tom gin
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 dashes aromatic bitters, as garnish


  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.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the juices, honey, Jägermeister, gin and egg white and dry shake, without ice, for 15-20 seconds.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake an additional 20 seconds to aerate the egg white.
  4. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with drops of aromatic bitters.