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Do You Order Cocktails That Are Made With Raw Eggs?

The New York City Health Department recently told the Pegu Club that using raw eggs in cocktails is a health violation.

However, bartenders know that in some classic cocktails (like a Pisco sour), a raw egg is necessary to make the drink frothy.

Like most daring drinkers, I assume that the alcohol will kill any salmonella and often order beverages made with raw eggs. How about you?

Source: Flickr User twohelmetscooking

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Paromita Paromita 7 years
I ahve not tried one with raw eggs.. I don't think I ever will :P Its raw!! :S
Pampire Pampire 7 years
Well I too love raw cookie dough and when I was a kid I used to lick the beaters when my mom made a cake so I probably would try a drink with raw eggs if it was tasty! Oh yeah I love meringue on pies too, that counts doesn't it?
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 7 years
it grosses me out. can't eat runny scrambled eggs, or fried eggs. won't eat omelets because usually its considered best to serve slightly soft in the center....yum i too can swear i smell/taste the egg white so no raw eggs in anything for me...slimy
Food Food 7 years
Yes, I definitely do — although I have to say that I swear I can also taste/smell the egg white, and it has a slightly off smell.
mek123 mek123 7 years
@xxstardust, I was thinking the same thing about raw cookie dough and drinks with raw eggs, the only way to go.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I don't, but not because of the bacteria; I just don't care for cocktails made with egg whites.
msdecember msdecember 7 years
i make a killer homemade eggnog annually at christmas time and never had anyone complain of getting ill because of its consumption. i'm cool with it.
xxstardust xxstardust 7 years
It's very uncommon to get salmonella from eggs - less than 1/20,000 eggs are contaminated. It's far more likely to occur from eating undercooked chicken. I'm willing to eat raw cookie dough - might as well have drinks that way too!
siúcra-gaelach siúcra-gaelach 7 years
can't they use pasteurized egg whites? i think that's what they use for an orange julius...
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
pisco sours are DELICIOUS, as is legit eggnog at the holidays
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