Cocktail Recipes: Bang A Gong, Get It On

One of the most fluent, yet eclectically interesting drinks of all cocktails is the Gong cocktail. Inspired by island fruits and Cachca rum, the Gong proves to be worth banging. In order to get it on, you must try a Gong. With drinks such as The Gong Show, Gong Ho, Gong On The Go, Mo Gong, and more, this radically unique cocktail proves to be rather simple to prepare.

One of the most popular cocktails within the Gong family is Ma Gong. The Ma Gong cocktail is a rather fluent, yet simple drink influenced by orange juice and egg yolks. The Ma Gong consists of two individual parts of orange juice and Advocaat schnapps, followed by three sub additions, which include: egg yolk, arrak, and brown sugar. The drink is traditionally served chilled, in a flute glass, however; people who have a huge appreciation for this radical citrus inspired drink, drink it in a champagne glass, on the rocks with an extra addition of brown sugar added to the base.

I don't recommend this drink to those that have a fond fear of raw foods or simply do not like the taste of egg yolk. Although, you cannot taste the egg yolk, part of the Gong's premise is made up of the egg yolk ingredient. I also don't recommend this drink to those that are not a fan of Advocaat schnapps, because although the ingredient is mild in this fluid drink, you can still taste it.

What makes this authentic cocktail so brilliant? I have decided to create my own version of this uniquely underrated cocktail. The name of this cocktail is inspired by the popular song Bang A Gong, Get It On by T-Rex and The Power Station.

Bang A Gong, Get It On

2 oz. Orange Juice
1 oz. Advocaat Schnapps
1 oz. Lambrusco Wine
1 Egg Yolk
1 tbsp Arrak
1 tbsp Grenadine
1 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp Milk

Before combining the ingredients, you wanna prepare everything individually in equal parts, excluding the the sub ingredients. You want to begin by separating the egg yolk from the white eggs. You can do this by cracking the egg over a sink, and grabbing onto the yolk and letting the white part fall into the sink.

Any cocktail within the Gong family are best prepared using an individual hand held shaker versus a mixer or blender. In a separate shaker, add the orange juice, Advocaat Schnapps, Lambrusco wine, egg yolk, arrak, Grenadine, brown sugar, and milk.

Once you have combined all of the ingredients, you can take your flute glass and dip the rim part into brown sugar. This is 100% optional, making it entirely up to you. After you have finished, serve the Gong inspired drink, The Greatest Gong, in a semi-chilled, champagne flute glass.


Anonymous said…
Your drink sounds delicious. I am going to try it tonight. TGIF