Monday, January 2, 2017

silver lining

1 1/2 oz Rye Whiskey (Jim Beam)
3/4 oz Licor 43
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice, strain into a Collins glass with a long ice cube (several ice cubes), and top off with soda water (2 oz soda water in glass, 1 1/2 oz soda water to top off). I added a lemon twist.
Two Mondays ago, I looked to Sasha Petraske: Regarding Cocktails for drink inspiration. The Silver Lining caught my eye; it was crafted by Joseph Schwartz at Milk & Honey circa 2001 after Sasha brought in a bottle of Licor 43. Joseph decided to merge this new bar ingredient with his love for Rye Fizzes and Silver Fizzes, and perhaps the name was inspired by one of Chet Baker's songs that they favored at the time. In the glass, the Silver Lining gave forth a citrussy nose that preceded a creamy, carbonated lemon and orange sip. Next, the swallow issued rye flavors mollified by the egg white's smoothness and a large dose of vanilla from the liqueur.

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