Friday, July 20, 2012

flower sour

1 oz W.L. Weller Bourbon
1 oz Cardamaro
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Honey Syrup (1:1)
1 Egg White

Shake without ice and then with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with ice cubes. Garnish with a lemon slice and a spritz of lavender tincture. Add straws.

Two Wednesdays ago, Andrea and I stopped into Craigie on Main. For a drink, I asked Jared Sadoian for the Flower Sour. Jared explained that bartender Ted Gallagher found a forgotten housemade lavender tincture on the shelves and decided to come up with a drink using it. To add to the floweriness, Ted chose to sweeten this egg white Sour with honey.
The lavender tincture added floral notes to the citrus aroma of the freshly cut lemon slice garnish. Next, the creamy lemon and honey sip later gained malt notes from the Bourbon, and the swallow was an elegant pairing of the Bourbon and the herbal wine elements from the Cardamaro.

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