shock your friends sour

Originally Published Aug 18, 2014

This past weekend, a good friend of mine invited my family over to catch up over food and drinks. After spending a couple of nights studying which drinks to prepare, my final list of three cocktails were: The Delicious Sour, The Diki-Diki Cocktail and the Dr Cocktail. The Diki-Diki ended up being one of the worst drinks which makes me want to hang out with my bartender friends to figure out what happened. The Dr Cocktail came out just great but was out-shined by quite possibly one of the best cocktails I have had in quite some time, the Delicious Sour. Move your inhibitions to the side, this cocktail will seem adventurous at first but when you finally arrive at your destination you will quickly ask yourself 'why did it take me so long to get here'. 

THE DELICIOUS SOUR FROM TED HAIGH'S VINTAGE SPIRITS AND FORGOTTEN COCKTAILS

  • 2 ounces of Apple Jack
  • 2 ounces of Peach flavored Brandy
  • 1.5 ounce of lime juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • Club soda

Here is what is going to happen, you will have a hard time finding decent Peach Brandy unless you decide to make your own. So Mathilde Peach Liqueur is what you will find, use that but turn down the dosage to 1 ounce and crank up the Apple Jack to 2.5 ounce. Here is my adjusted list:

  • 2.5 ounces of Lairds Apple Jack
  • 1 ounce of Mathilde Peach Liqueur
  • 1.5 ounce of lime juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar (use fine or super fine)
  • Club soda

 

PROCESS
 

Add all of the ingredient except the club soda into your shaker with ice. Fill the shaker up half way, but not more. Then shake for a very long time, maybe close to one minute. You will notice that the shaker will sound different almost like 'ropey'. Hard to explain. Then strain into two wine glasses, unless you want this all to yourself. After pouring then add in a splash or two of club soda. It really is difficult to mess up this cocktail since we did at least three variations of this over the weekend. 

Hurry up and enjoy this cocktail during what we have left of summer and be amazed at what the egg white does to the texture of this cocktail. You will be left sitting there wondering why you thought egg based cocktails were weird in the first place. 

 

@bitterac 

Don't forget to drink like a responsible adult  

 

REQUIRED READING:

 

Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie 100 Rediscovered Recipes and the Stories Behind Them

By Ted Haigh