Pistachio Fizz By: Chef Tory McPhail

Rating: 
Yield: 
1 serving.
Ingredients: 

For the Pistachio Syrup:
2 ½ cups shelled pistachios
2 ½ cups simple syrup
Pinch of salt (if pistachios are unsalted)

For the Cocktail:
1 ½ ounces gin
1 ounce heavy cream
1 ounce whole milk
4 ounces pistachio syrup
1 squeeze lemon
1 squeeze lime
1 large egg white
1 dash orange flower water

Instructions: 

For the Pistachio Syrup:
Blend pistachios and simple syrup until smooth. Then strain out the liquid.

For the Cocktail:
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until frothy. Rim rocks glass with crushed pistachios (optional). Strain into glass and serve immediately.

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fun facts

Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.

According to a Penn State University study, it is suggested that pistachios reduce the body's biological response to stress.

One serving of pistachios has as much potassium (300mg, 8%) as an orange (250mg, 7%).

Pistachios are high in phytosterols which may lower cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. In animal studies phytosterols have been shown to potentially have anti-cancer properties.

One serving of pistachios is 49 nuts, more than any other tree nut.

Forty-nine pistachios serve up to 20 percent of your Daily Value of B6, about the same as half an avocado.

You can obtain more dietary fiber from a serving of pistachios (3g) than a 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli, and the same amount of dietary fiber as an orange or an apple — approximately 10 percent of the Daily Value.

Just a single serving of pistachios provides you with the same amount of protein in a one-ounce serving of soybeans and can serve as a protein alternative to meat, poultry or beans according to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.

Pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free snack and contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat.

Celebrate the greatness of nuts! October 22 is National Nut Day and February 26 is National Pistachio Day!