Sunday, September 30, 2018

daley sour

1 oz Jeppson's Malort
1 oz Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 Egg White

Shake once without ice and once with ice, and strain into a rocks glass; I added a few drops of Angostura Bitters as garnish.

Two Sundays ago, I decided to make a drink by the Whistler's Billy Helmkamp called the Daley Sour that I had spotted on the BarNotes app. Billy described how in the fall of 2009, he and other Chicago bartenders bought a case of Malört and held an event featuring drinks that utilized said wormwood-flavored spirit as a base instead of as a minor ingredient. While not mentioned, I have to believe that this egg white Sour was dubbed after Chicago mayor Richard Daley who presided over the city until 2011.
The Daley Sour presented apple aromas from the brandy that were accented by cinnamon from both the syrup and my addition of Angostura Bitters as a garnish. Next, a creamy and lemon sip led into apple and bitter wormwood flavors on the swallow with a cinnamon spice finish. Overall, the combination was perfect for that evening's chilly pre-Autumn weather.

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