Cruella DeVille


"Cruella DeVille, Cruella DeVille if she doesn't scare you no evil thing will..." If you are a Disney fan like I am it is very hard to forget that crazy "witch"!  Trying to make those cute lil Dalmatian puppies into fur coats!  The movie was adapted from a 1956 Dodie Smith novel and in 1961 Disney made their cartoon version, which is my favorite!  Then in 1996 a live action remake with Glenn Close as the evil villainess!  Also, word on the Hollywood street is that Emma Stone is starring in a movie about Cruella herself!  They made need this cocktail in a shot!  I'm available!  Love to hate her but growing up this movie was a favorite in our house and although we were always scared by Cruella she was definitely fun to watch!  Halloween is right around the corner and I wanted something spooky but still very stylish!  Disclaimer: NO Dalmatian puppies were harmed during the making of this cocktail!  


  • 1 Egg White
  • 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 
  • 1 oz. Beefeater London Dry Gin 
  • Scrappy's Aromatic bitters with Activated Charcoal tablets


Crack an egg and separate the yolk out and drop the egg white in your shaker tin.  Next, measure and pour all other ingredients in the tin.  Then without ice dry whip all ingredients in a circular whipping motion for 5-10 seconds.  Add ice and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.  The tin should be frosty and very cold to the touch.  Next, double strain with a Hawthorne and fine strainer out all the ingredients catching any ice chips into a chilled coupe glass. Lastly, drop on or spray some Scrappy's Aromatic bitters (mixed with Activated Charcoal tablets making the bitters very black) with a stencil making 9-10 Dalmatian spots!  Serve and enjoy!

A little background on my preferred spirits and inclusions: 

Beefeater London Dry Gin:  First produced in 1820 by distiller James Burroughs and still made with same recipe today in Kennington, London.  The Beefeater recipe contains juniper, Angelica root, Angelica seeds, coriander seeds, liquorice, almonds, lemon peels, Seville oranges, and oris root.

 Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur:  First created in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo and the original recipe is still used today.  Distilled from the pits, leaves, stems and skins of Luxardo family's own sour Marasca cherries.  Then aged in Finnish ash wood for a year resulting in a beautiful dry and slightly sweet liqueur with complex notes of cherries and rosewater.  Also, the Luxardo family company was founded in Zara, a port city on the Dalmatian coast!  How perfect!

Activated Charcoal Tablets:  I use Nature's Way activated charcoal.  An all natural absorbent that helps trap toxins and chemicals from staying in the body! Win win!